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The Edit: Finding Joy in the Mundane
The Edit

The Edit: Finding Joy in the Mundane

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.
15th Mar 2024

The wildlife of New York, what social norms reveal and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

  • The time being. “In my early thirties, I began to cultivate the friendship of older people, people born twenty or thirty or even fifty years before me” – The New Yorker
  • The magic of the mundane. Every action is deeply revealing of the social norms by which we live – Aeon
  • Gillian Tett: The paradox of markets right now. From geopolitical risk to capricious US decision-making, investors face uncertain times – Financial Times
  • It’s time to reconceptualise what “Imposter Syndrome” means for people of colour. Organisations must better understand how racism, bias, and imposter feelings are intertwined – Harvard Business Review
  • New York is wilder than you think. The city is a flourishing ecosystem of untamed creatures – The New York Times
  • Working from nowhere. Every location has got worse for getting actual work done – The Economist
  • Oppenheimer’s legacy: What can we learn from Oppenheimer today? In 1945, the first atomic bomb was invented by Robert Oppenheimer. His grandson, Charles, has made it his purpose to bring people together for the greater good – The Beautiful Truth 

“It is only once we grasp the contingency and artificiality of such social norms, especially those that oppress, that we can begin to transform them.”

Lucy McDonald