Here’s the deal: we live in a strange, rapidly changing, hyper connected world which is making some of us intensely miserable in ways we don’t fully understand.
Our ability to control our own attention is diminishing at an alarming rate.
Technical monoliths are making us feel exposed in ways people never used to have to worry about.
And our opportunities, while still limited, seem limitless in the face of everybody else’s success.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. We are sensationally adaptable creatures.
Brilliant people all over the world are constantly discovering fascinating things, many of which can inform our way forward through this jumbled mess.
Whenever it gets too much, remember that all you can ever be held accountable for is everything you do.
If the world outside is so overwhelming in scale and implication, how tiny our own short lives must be.
And if the prospect of being responsible for your every living breath is so overwhelming, how small and insignificant the rest of the world must be.
The world, and your roll in it, is neither too large or too small.
It just is.
Realise this and you might just do away with half the troubles our new world brings with it.