Week 18, Reading List

I read everyday and each week I handpick a few links to share with you. Links with comments or quotations below. The content might not be evergreen or just been posted, what matters is it made me think, reflect, or brought a new idea and that is why I share it to you.

1. Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How.

By POLITICO MAGAZINE | 03/19/2020 07:30 PM EDT | 20+min read | Read now

34 big thinkers’ predictions for what’s to come was first published in 2020.

Crisis moments also present opportunity: more sophisticated and flexible use of technology, less polarization, a revived appreciation for the outdoors and life’s other simple pleasures. No one knows exactly what will come, but here is our best stab at a guide to the unknown ways that society—government, healthcare, the economy, our lifestyles and more—will change.

The Politico Magazine Friday Cover

2. Why do wealthy families hardly last for more than three generations?

By John Roberson | Feb 27, 2017 | 1 min read | Read now

Cornelius Vanderbilt was the richest man in America. His son doubled his fortune. Yet even his wealthiest descendant of our generation, Anderson Cooper, received no inheritance. What happened?

John Roberson, Quora

If you have an answer that needs to go public please do add your answer on Quora under this question. Who knows, someone might benefit from such information you have to share.

3. Everyone writes. But is everyone a writer?

By Katherine Rosman | Sept 18, 2019 | 10 min read | Read now

This is the kind of headlines that makes me ponder upon the greatest realities. What differentiates a writer from someone who writes is that the writer has something to say.

Workshops hosted by published authors like Elizabeth Gilbert and nonauthors like Caroline Calloway have commodified creativity.

4. The invention of whiteness: the long history of a dangerous idea

By Robert P Baird | Apr 20, 2021 | 20 min+ | Read now

Before the 17th century, people did not think of themselves as belonging to something called the white race. But once the idea was invented, it quickly began to reshape the modern world.

this new focus on whiteness has prompted much confusion and consternation, especially among white people not used to thinking of themselves in racial terms

What these recent debates have demonstrated more than anything, perhaps, is how little agreement still exists about what whiteness is and what it ought to be.

The Guardian

5. The Powerful Effect of Healing

By H.H.Sooraj Beeharry | 2 min read | Read now

Learning the art of healing with a master healer, some say he is an ascended master. Much more insights about healing, and mystical teachings of His Holiness on his website.

It is only on the spiritual level that the aura can be modified or strengthened. The aura comprises of etheric energy; thus it is only by supplying it with positive healing energy that it can be cleansed, reinforcing the shape into its proper form and removing all dark spots until it glows with light.

His Holiness Shree Sooraj Beeharry

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