What burns you out is the constant strain of being responsible for a lot of other people’s stuff.
The good news is, as you get older, you gain perspective. Perspective helps alleviate burnout.
The bad news is, you gain perspective by having incredibly shitty things happen to you and the people you love. Nature has made it so that perspective is only delivered in bulk quantities. A railcar of perspective arrives and dumps itself on your lawn when all you needed was a microgram. This is a grossly inefficient aspect of the human condition, but I’m sure bright minds in Silicon Valley are working on a fix.
|—||Pinboard turns five, by Maciej Cegłowski.|
Bruce Davidson - photos of NYC subway in 1980.
|—||From a really long interview with Jonah Peretti.|
|—||Writing on glass - by me.|