7 Ways To Make The Most of Social Isolation

Social isolation is not ideal. It’s not good for our individual physical health, mental health, or the global economy. But right now it must be done for the collective wellbeing. When cinemas, bars, restaurants and malls close down and we’re obligated to stay inside, we need to find new ways to keep ourselves entertained. However, it’s not just the entertainment that we miss. The lubricant that keeps all of those things flowing and energised is something that is vital to our experience as human beings: social connection. Over the coming weeks and months, we must maintain some form of social contact and we stay active and engaged in life. It may not seem like it at first glance, but even …

You Can Either Make Time to Read or Continue With a Poverty-Ridden Life

Poverty comes in many forms, and neglecting to read books leads to all of them. We can certainly speak of material poverty, and it’s a demonstrable fact that people who read more books end up making more money. Not just a little bit more money either. I’m talking ‘what-are-all-these-extra-forks-even-for?’ kind of money. But there’s also “mental poverty”, and what we can refer to as “poverty of soul,” which are both equally pernicious. So how do we avoid ending up like this? How do we avoid wasting our one and only lives in obscurity, ignorance, and pain? Answer: We dust off our library cards (or our e-readers), we commit to the fact that reading books can literally save our own lives, …