A random collection of articles, blog posts, books, and other things I think are worth sharing.

WSJ Opinion: Go Ahead, Drop My Course: There’s nothing morally wrong with not wanting to work hard

“Here’s a transformative message for coaches, parents and teachers: There’s nothing morally wrong with not wanting to work hard at something—even school. Or not caring about formal education. In fact, there’s nothing morally wrong with not liking school at all. Lots of people don’t like sociology (the subject I teach). Lot of people don’t want to go to college. They get through life just fine. And, yes, they’re perfectly good human beings.”

Longform: How to End Traffic (Really eye-opening. Think for a minute about how eliminating street/convenient parking might encourage people to do more walking/biking, etc.)

Marc and Angel Hack Life: 12 Habits Standing Between You & What You Want

Scary Mommy: Nobody Would Have Been Surprised If I Had Died

“My sister was still in that house. My mother was still in that house.

Everybody knew.

Neighbors, coaches, grocery store cashiers, elementary, junior, and high school teachers, school principals, classmates. Her parents knew, my father knew.

Everybody knew. Nobody said a thing.

What we allow will continue. What continues will escalate.”