Been feeling an assortment of sadnesses lately, including feeling like I really don’t offer that much to anything. Solution: send encouraging messages to friends and family with the challenges I know they’re facing. Thinking about cheering them on actually cheers me up a little bit, and it helps me feel connected to things. If this is my coping mechanism, I think I can live with it.
With so many large and growing problems in the world – hunger, disease, climate change, homelessness, chronic unemployment – why are America’s leading tech companies, each overflowing with talent and creativity and with hundreds of billions of dollars to spare, coming up with such trivial solutions to non-problems?