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The Edit: Dwelling in Uncertainty
The Edit

The Edit: Dwelling in Uncertainty

How purpose varies in the individual, reflecting on our relationship with fear and more in this week’s #TheEdit.
4th Feb 2022

When will the pandemic be over? Is hybrid work here to stay? Will we be able to come together as a planet and tackle climate change? How will the green transition affect business and politics? 

The endless grind of change and uncertainty can be a pressing weight on our shoulders. But, as Virginia Woolf wrote in Orlando, “Change was incessant, and change perhaps would never cease.” 

Change, and the uncertainty that comes with it, is an inescapable part of life – something to be accepted, embraced, even, and appreciated for the possibilities it creates. How can dwelling in uncertainty help the pursuit of a purposeful life? 

Here’s what you might have missed this week:

  • Does everyone want to change the world? How purpose differs at the individual level – The Economist
  • Culture over compensation: the new laws of attraction when it comes to acquiring talent – Chief Executive
  • Learning to live with change through a flux mindset – Unmistakable Creative
  • Wordle has captured people across the world and conjures a sense of a simpler time, but some are anxious about its new ownership – The Guardian
  • Being in love with fear: Olympic freeskier Eileen Gu describes finding balance between confidence in her ability and the thrill of uncertainty – The New York Times
  • The shape of the future: Dr James Bellini discusses becoming a futurologist – Raconteur
  • Should we follow our dreams when it comes to work? – The School of Life 
  • Carbon offsetting: taking a closer look at just how China’s Winter Olympic Games are carbon neutral – Nature

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligence, but the one more responsive to change.”

Charles Darwin