Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free – Brain Pickings

The book radiates a wistful yet warm assurance that these overwhelming emotional states, as all-consuming and singular as they seem, mark our membership in a larger fellowship of tribulation in which we are never as alone as we may feel. https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/06/23/thin-slices-of-anxiety-catherine-lepage/

David Ogilvy on the True Value of Education: A Brilliant Letter of Advice to His 18-Year-Old Nephew – Brain Pickings

When Ogilvy’s 18-year-old nephew Harry graduated high school in 1984, his life-path was forked by the competing choices of higher education and immediate foray into the rat race of vocational self-actualization. Conflicted, the boy turned to his uncle for advice. https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/06/23/david-ogilvy-education-letter-nephew/

E.B. White on Weapons, Justice, and What It Really Takes to Live in a Peaceful World – Brain Pickings

“Most people think of peace as a state of Nothing Bad Happening, or Nothing Much Happening. Yet if peace is to overtake us and make us the gift of serenity and well-being, it will have to be the state of Something Good Happening.” https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/06/28/e-b-white-unity/