I’ve barely read non-fiction for an embarrassing number of years now. Sleep deprivation while caring for Daughter was the main cause and now that uninterrupted nights outnumber the interrupted ones I notice that I’m craving inspiration. But where to start?
It seems as if everyone marched on while I was looking the other way and I’m left on my own. I used to be in the know of trends on social media, but I lost interest in when the masses transformed it in the global marketing instrument for the individual. To some extend I’d like to dive into what’s hot online, but at the same time I couldn’t care less about teenagers’ who accidentally choke themselves playing games.
I long for the days when I was at university and learned philosophy and psychology and sociology and building websites all at the same time.
I want to get inspired by writers who take the time to convince me of their world-view, firmly based on science. I want to learn about the long-term implications of the web, now that is well beyond the new structure it was when I went to uni. I want to learn about societal trends, especially of non-western societies. I want to know how our brain functions. I want to learn about recent findings on best forms of eduction. I want to be treated to new insights in fields I have overlooked.
You see, I’m hungry. But I don’t know where to start. Perhaps you know some books to feed my brain. Perhaps you read something last year that turned your thinking upside down. Perhaps you have a book, bought decades ago, which you still refer to. Perhaps you read a certain online magazine or blog that is very good at reflecting on world trends. I would love to know the titles of those books and websites. Please share them with me in the comments below. I’m starving!