Looking Back

by | Nov 20, 2021 | Learning, weekly reflections

learning

There are great people doing amazing things out there. Here are few things I’ve been reading, learning about, and found inspiration this week.

Reading

This week I read Feck Perfuction by James Victoire – a helpful reminder about creating freely without the expectations of others and ‘just starting’. I also read Do/ Earth: Healing Strategies for Humankind by Tasmin Oman. I loved the reminder of Gayanashagowa (the Great Law of Peace) of the Iroquois which states that we should make decisions about how we live today on how our decisions will impact the next seven generations to come. I can’t think of better wisdom the period of great change we are in.

Learning

Over the past year, I’ve had the privilege of being a part of discussions with Ian and a brilliant team of folks from the Principles for Digital Development at DIAL about how to build sustainable digital tools for the humanitarian, development, and social sector. I’ve learnt an enormous amount through these discussions, which DIAL is soon putting out as a toolkit. Learn more about it in DIAL’s latest podcast.

Inspiring

I’ve been inspired by people who society (including me) often overlook – lorry drivers. This week a load of windows arrived for our house. We live down a narrow lane between two multiple centuries old cottages. The lorry could fit with millimetres to spare on either side. And the driver backed down smoothly on the first attempt as if he was driving a Mini. Then he offloaded with a crane which might as well been a part of his body. He was brilliant, an artist at the top of his game, and a joy to watch.

Photo by Blaz Photo

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