Monthly Art #39

This is a monthly “newsletter”, containing a list of what I enjoyed the most last month. Whether it was a full length movie, short film, music album, book or even a painting.

What I am watching

  • The Grammar of Happiness (2012)

Language influences how we think. In the deep jungles of Amazonia, there’s a Piraha tribe. It had been shown that there’s no colors, past or future, numbers or recursion in their native language. On one side, it limits them in terms of scientific progress and planning (for the food shortage, for example). On the other hand, it makes them happy. Since there’s no past, there’s nothing to be sorry of. No future means less worrying about it.

Daniel Everett, the man who studied Piraha, gave a TED talk in 2017:

  • KUBRICK / TARKOVSKY

“Two cinematic giants, side by side.”

What I am reading

Very useful. However, I do not agree with strategic incompetence item and think that it should probably be used only as last resort (if it’s not your job and you don’t want to do it). Otherwise, if it’s your job, not doing what you’re supposed to be doing is unprofessional.

There’s a whole book on nonviolent communication called Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

Before, I’d just tell a person my feelings even if this can potentially hurt him/her. The reasons are probably my origin country and upbringing and also egocentrism. I’m going to read a book, but even after reading the article I’m now more aware of how words can affect people.

Just started learning about this.

The same guys, who are behind ^, have an amazing career guide if you’re interested.

So long