Day 21 of 100: What I’m watching, reading, and listening to

Week 3 of the 100 day project is complete! Good work everyone 😀

For the final installment of Week 3 (which is, again, the first day of Week 4, Day 22 post to come soon), I will be dedicating this post to things that have been inspiring me recently: TED, books, and podcasts.

1) Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion. We all need to be reminded that we can do it. Ms. Pierson, I hope to be a teacher like you one day.

2) Overrated: Are we more in love with the idea of changing the world than actually changing the world? By Eugene Cho. Questioning the motivations behind our charitable actions, but also challenging us to take risks and pursue justice and outlining the spiritual and personal growth that comes through that endeavor. Cho encourages us to do difficult things while examining ourselves so that we know what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. Making a difference in others’ lives takes lots of patience, lots of resilience, and lots of trustworthy supporters and people to give you a good slap in the face when you need it.

3) The people at Pop Culture Happy Hour watch movies and TV shows so I don’t have to, and make some funny and intelligent commentary on these things they watch.

4) The Moth Podcast. Funny, heart-wrenching, inspirational, emotional, and ridiculous true stories for days.

5) The TED Radio Hour. I love TED talks. I love listening to people speak on the deeper human condition. One of the more recent podcasts talked about Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs. Basically, we don’t value sleep enough. Finding your purpose and calling is indeed a need that we have, but sleep on it first.

As the people at The Moth like to close out their podcast, “hope you have a story-worthy week.”

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