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The Edit: What Matters To Us
The Edit

The Edit: What Matters To Us

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.
20th Jan 2023

Decision-making, the importance of your job and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

  • How weather presenters cope with the climate crisis. Four meteorologists describe how they are explaining the reality to viewers and coping with it themselves – The Guardian
  • A society that can’t get enough of work. A satirical 1883 pamphlet about workers who won’t quit might draw comparisons to today – The Atlantic
  • The art of decision-making. With poorly structured processes, unclear roles and a lack of leadership, many organisations are grappling with buying decisions – Raconteur
  • Your job is important. But it’s not all-important. Roxane Gay considers the gulf between what you should do and what you can do – The New York Times
  • Talking less will give you more. Author Dan Lyons, a self-proclaimed talkaholic, attempts to understand why being quiet is so hard – Time 
  • What caused the Industrial Revolution? New studies suggest slave-ownership, entrepreneurs and labour shortages played key roles – The Economist
  • The case for no planet B. Scientific evidence may suggest that the only celestial body that can support us is the one we evolved with – Aeon
  • The year in quiet quitting. A new generation discovers that it’s hard to balance work with a well-lived life – The Beautiful Truth 

“Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers […] we seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross