Sunday is for Sharing is a weekly roundup of my favorite articles, videos, and podcasts I read, viewed, and listened to over the past week.
My Favorite Video
For the past 24 years, Leif Haugen has spent his summers living alone atop a mountain in Montana as a fire lookout for the U.S. Forest Service.
My Favorite Articles
Lessons from the past 25 years (Christine Benz)
What you do matters, but what you do for other people matters more (Steve Casimiro)
I refuse to take part in the glorification of busy. (Tiny Ambitions)
“Today, I am neither super-rich nor super-fit nor super-successful. But I have just enough of each to qualify in my own personal marathon, the race for a balanced life.” (Avivah Wittenberg-Cox)
Follow Your Passion is Bad Advice Unless… (Retire By 40)
Eat meals with friends. It boosts happiness. (The Guardian)
You don’t have to excel to enjoy every activity. (Sally Koslow)
My Favorite Podcast Episodes
Stocks Are Not Bonds (Animal Spirits Podcast)
Troy Carter dreamed of being a rapper, but soon discovered he was a better manager than a musician. (How I Built This)
Miscellaneous Links I Liked
Nature as an Airbnb (Semi-Rad)
America’s Loneliest Roads, Mapped (City Lab)
Growing a jungle in my New York apartment (Video)
Why Kevin Durant’s Shoes Keep Falling Off (FiveThirtyEight)
Next-level teacup pets (The New Yorker)
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Zach is the author behind Four Pillar Freedom, a blog that teaches you how to build wealth and gain freedom in life.
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