Greetings and Happy New Years! It’s time again for the annual ‘Top 5 List’ where we post the top five articles of the year. Even though I wrote two years ahead with articles to give myself a year to finish the book (nearly 23rds done with it as of today in case you were wondering), to the point where I have already completed the Top 5 of 2019, somehow I inexplicably forgot to do the top five of 2018. So here I sit on New Years Even 2018 reviewing my pick for the top 5 of 2018. These are articles that really meant the most to me and I want to give them a second chance to shine. Happy Reading!
- Big Problems Big Solutions – Chronic Underachievers – Posted January 1st
We started the year with an article that touches on the challenges of those in life who simply can’t succeed in our modern complex society. The article is a bit bloated but the basic premise, one of creating better self-regulating incentives for this population, is sound. What motivated me on this article is the fact that I deal with many of these people daily.
This post resonates because it very succinctly encapsulates everything that I have bee discussing on this blog and writing in my book. The trend was upward for the quality of life for the last several generations, but as the old phrase goes, what goes up, must come down. Generation X, the current mainstream professional workforce, is sadly, on the road down.
- On writing and Creating, Part I – Posted March 26th
I never thought writing would change me as much as it has. This brief but deeply introspective reflection touches on some of the ways I have changed as a human because I made a conscious decision to start writing.
- TIE: Path to your Passions (April 27th) and Recharging your Happy Meter: Find your Happy Place! (May 3rd)
Although about different things, these articles are related in that they both look at the question of life fulfillment from different angles. Path to Passions discusses the fallacy of ‘following one’s passions to be happy in your job’ and the Happy Meter article explores what makes an emotional recharge spot, ie where you can go to shake off the stress that came with the life that started by following one’s passions. Together they are a bit of a microcosm of the upcoming book in that they tell the story of how we got to this spot and what we do about it to make things better.
- Just Talking – Posted July 30th
This one is deeply personal to me in that it is an article about something I have struggled with in life, one that now has an acronym: TMI. Some folks are just driven to overshare, and some under share. This article really explores some of the benefits and negatives of both. No matter if you talk too little or too much, this is one of those things that is both a benefit and a challenge in work and life.
Should becoming Rich Be Your Goal? – A great article that really explores what being ‘rich’ is and really what is feasible for the average person in the world.
Big Problems, Big Solutions: Broadband – This is probably the biggest hot-button issue in my life of little priority to most the world. Even so, if this solution was adopted for the nation’s broadband, everyone would benefit more than they could ever dream, well everyone except the monopoly ISP’s.
Thanks to those who helped support Peluso Presents in 2018 with sharing, retweeting, commenting, and of course, reading and listening. Please continue to do so… the more you do the better it will be for everyone. Also, don’t forget I still need my first patron! 😛