The Matchbook | 1.6.23
Little Bits Of Light
It’s motha ticklin’ 2023 folks. TWENTY TWENTY THREE. Pretty sure we’d have flying cars by now, so that sucks. I’ll try to cheer you up with some links to cool stuff I guess. Not as cool as flying cars though, eh, whatever.
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Good News You May Have Missed in 2022 - Since 2023 is just beginning, 2022 still fresh in our minds, why not drudge up some actually positive news we all could have possibly missed in 2022? Not all news is bad news. Here was some good ones:
10 Positive Stories from 2022 - Continuing on that train, here’s ten MORE positive stories, to prove that not all things were as absolute rubbish in 2022 as we thought. Phew. What a relief.
50 Best Books Of 2022 - Best of book lists are always pretty subjective, but they still have a lot of great ideas for new literature if you’re in need. I’ve read a few of these gems, and can say, the list actually kicks some pretty hefty ass. Give it a check?
The Unexpectedly Positive Consequences of Kindness - I say over and over that kindness is the strangest and most beautiful drug, that it gives more to the giver than the giver gives (Say that 10 times fast). I stand by this. Now, my stance is backed by DATA. Turns out it’s even contagious. Cool article that just encourages us all to be a little bit kinder. Why not?
80 Year Olds Share Their Biggest Regrets - This video got me. It just did. I found it touching and actually full of some decent wisdom. It’s a bunch of people in their late 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, imparting some of their biggest lessons and regrets, so that we don’t have to share them. What a cool thing. If I had to sum it all up, I’d say the overarching theme was this: Stop caring so damn much what anyone else thinks of you.
I love you all. Be good.