If you like things that make you critically think, The Clock of the Long Now is the book for you. I read this book almost 20 years ago and a day doesn’t go by where I don’t consider its central premise. It defines a unique perspective on how to slow down our thoughts, goals and expectations so that we pay attention to the bigger picture. And not to over-contemplate the small things and fast decisions that just become minor blips on the radar in the grand scheme of life. The idea is to invest your brain cycles thinking about the big things, the impactful things that can change society, people’s lives, your family’s life, etc because those are the things that will stand the test of time. The reason this is so interesting and cool in 2018 is because Jeff Bezos has gotten behind the movement with an investment of $43m and is actually building the Long Now Clock in West Texas. It will move only once per year (kind of like just 1 minute on our traditional clocks) for the next 10,000 years. If you find this as cool as we do, read more here!
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