DEEP QUESTIONS

Ep. 218: Work vs. Meaning

Link to submit questions: https://bit.ly/3U3sTvo

Below are the questions covered in today’s episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.

Video from today’s episode: youtube.com/calnewportmedia

DEEP DIVE:

– Work vs. Meaning [4:53]

QUESTIONS:

– How do I design a life I love? [33:30]
– Is it okay that I use adult coloring books? [47:16]
– Is listening to music a good source of solitude? [49:30]
– How do I enjoy the present while planning for a deeper future? [54:45]
– CALL: Should I take over my dad’s business? [1:03:20]
– How do I stop bing-watching YouTube after work? [1:11:59]
– Does Cal process his WorkingMemory.txt file to empty every day? [1:18:02]
– Does Cal keep a journal? [1:22:15]

MAILBAG:

– Holly Black’s enchanted home [1:30:00] https://enchantedlivingmagazine.com/a-writers-cozy-lair/

– Bram Stoker’s “method writing” [1:34:19]
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/oct/09/cutting-his-teeth-how-bram-stoker-found-his-inner-dracula-in-scotland

– A new deep life bucket [1:36:00]

– The deep life of a professional stone skipper [1:37:45]

Stone Skipping Is a Lost Art. Kurt Steiner Wants the World to Find It.

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Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

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