Random thoughts, stolen images, hidden conversations and incoherent babble from beyond the wall of sleep. Odd bits of music and so-called worldly wisdom may creep in from time to time.
Friday, June 08, 2018
Now I know
I'm never sure how well or badly I'm fitting into the world. What jars about me being here or looks awkward or out of place? This of course has been my normal mindset for well over 50 years, or at least since I gained some form of self awareness. Here's a list I've lifted from somewhere that describes the 30 ok/cool things in 2018. It's all a bit conservative and disappointing really, all pretty worthy and self righteous. I wonder who exactly was polled in this and from what societal cross sections of the country's under 30s.
Top 30 things which are considered “cool” in 2018:
Reusable coffee cups
Going on holiday to unusual places off the beaten track
Going to the gym
Having a balanced diet
Staying in rather than going out
Working from home
Being able to cook from scratch
Being teetotal or cutting back on your drinking/drinking alcohol free beverages
Hosting a dinner party
Filter water bottles
High Intensity Interval Training
Being a fan of things from ‘before your time’ / nostalgia
Helping the family
The research for this survey was conducted by frozen yogurt brand Yoomoo.
So what's missing (that I would add)?
Twitter, blogging, lo-fi music, sports cars, long holidays, gardening, CDs (they'll return), hill-walking, children, Wes Anderson, cover songs, showers, toast, saving bees, pyrography, red wine, plimsolls, resistance, bus travel, chocolate, AirBnb, Scandinavia, odd socks, getting up early, wild birds, rising above politics, helping out in small ways. This list is not exhaustive.