Book of the Month: The Tower of Mammon by Femi Olawole

Hello *she screams excitedly* and welcome to another book of the month. I can't believe ( I actually can) that this is only the second thing posted on this blog this month. Why does it feel like I have been posting stuff?  Weird. Anywayyyy, welcome to another book of the month. I am absolutely okay with only talking about books at this point LOL. That's how much bandwidth I have right now. Let's get right to it, shall we?

The book of this month is *drumrolls* The Tower of Mammon  by Femi Olawole (if you know, you know!). If you don't, let's keep it moving haha. Let me just say before going on that yes I may be a little biased. But no, that has not skewed my objectivity at all (I promise) and that should certainly not keep you from enjoying this book :). Okay, for real now, let's get right to it.

Friday Reflections

1.) Shout out to everyone in Texas right now! It's a complete nightmare there and I can't believe people have to go through that craziness. 

2.) I had an insanely busy week and kept pushing off washing my hair, which was long overdue for some TLC. I pre-pood, washed, deep conditioned, and took a really warm shower (fit for this perpetual winter storm) all in less than 2 hours. I remember when wash day used to be a WHOLE DAY. And there is something about time that helps you get better; that helps you know yourself better. That I know and understand my hair enough to just do...I love it. It's second nature, effortless. 

3.) It's why I love growing older too. I just become more comfortable with who I am and it's fun. I KNOW myself.

4.) Speaking of doing my hair, while doing it I finally had time to watch The Social Dilemma; the documentary that explores the dangerous impact of social networking on human beings. The situation IS BAD. My God. Basically, tech experts and the people who created these things sound the alarm on its dangers. It's terrifying. I'm weaning myself off these things anyway but it' s SCARY for society as a whole and I hope we all rethink our usage. A whole post is necessary for this. But please please if you watch one thing this weekend, let it be this. 

5.) "There are only two industries that call their customers 'users': illegal drugs and software." - Edward Tufte

6.) Seriously, I can't sound the alarm enough: social media is toxic! It's addicting. What it does to our brains and psyche is unimaginable.

7.) The myth and magic of deliberate practice. It turns out our genes play a lot more role in our success than we admit.

8.) How to build confidence by the amazing Brittany Packnett

9.) Kathryn Joosten gave this interview a few days before she died and woah it's the most honest interview ever. I think she knew she was going to die soon so it was no holds barred haha.  There was also a lot of dynamics about Desperate Housewives she revealed, especially the numerous lies that lots of the cast members have propagated over the years. 

10.) "You can murder a liberator but you can't murder liberation. You can murder a revolutionary but you can't murder a revolution. You can murder a freedom fighter but you can't murder freedom."  Damnnnnnnnn Judas and the Black Messiah is an AHMazing film. I had been looking forward to that film for so long and it did NOT disappoint me. It's powerful. 

11.) Daniel Kaluuya poured his soul into that role and film. To be sooo dedicated  to your craft, to you work. I LOVE it.