I had to share.
One of my negative habits that I’m trying to leave behind is the habit of turning on my TV when I eat. We have one right above the little table where we often eat informally. I tend to flip to Netflix and watch whatever series I’m watching that my wife isn’t interested in. Currently, that list includes Blacklist (I’m on season 7), and Russian Doll (season 2). There’s also a long history of various SciFi stuff (most of which I never “finished because most of it is awful), and various Arthurian and Viking genre programs.
Overall, I seem to have a thing for violence and vulgarity. And then I wonder why I’m in a shitty mood.
So, I’ve switched my habits to watching TED talks. Those aren’t always uplifting, but they seldom involve beheadings or torture or gunfights.
Today, I stumbled across this one, and I’m so glad I did. In the intellectual space of “understanding on purpose,” what could possibly be more important than knowing who we are, and who other people are?
If you haven’t seen this one yet, you’re in for a treat. It’s very entertaining, and I found it quite insightful.