Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.
Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
You will become
of all the women
you once were
before you rise
in your own skin.
You will swallow
before you taste
held within your own.
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Yugolsolvian Monuments photographed by Jan Kempenaers
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My first instinct when I see an animal is to say “hello”.
My first instinct when I see a person is to avoid eye contact and hope it goes away.
Geometry and the Human Body
I’M SO GLAD THIS GOT A TON OF NOTES
THEY LOOK SO HAPPY TO BE HELPING
RATS ARE ADORABLE OK