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The Edit: The Power of Memory
The Edit

The Edit: The Power of Memory

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.
8th Jun 2024

Deciphering history, degrowth, existential risk and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

  • The still lives and distant voices of old family photographs. Deciphering mysterious faces, unknown places and unresolved history is time consuming, but irresistible – Financial Times
  • To capture grief in poetry is to describe the ineffable. Here’s why Tennyson did it best – Aeon
  • Why we choose the hard way to do tedious tasks. This happens due to “entrenchment,” where repeating an activity blocks consideration of better options and makes you more likely to keep doing it – Harvard Business Review
  • Shrink the economy, save the world? Economic growth has been ecologically costly, and so a movement in favour of ‘degrowth’ is growing – The New York Times
  • You’re not perfect. And that’s great news, says author and Harvard academic Arthur Brooks – The Atlantic
  • Are we doomed? Here’s how to think about it. The field of existential risk is a way to reason through the dizzying, terrifying headlines – New Yorker
  • Hydrotherapy. Laura overcame a life-changing illness through wild swimming. She also found a greater connection to the natural world – The Beautiful Truth 

“Memory glimmers and hints but shows nothing sharply or clearly.”

Janet Malcolm