I just wanted to see the world.

I've felt so small in the context of all of the world's chaos lately. It's been suffocating and crushing and exhausting. It's caused me to doubt the value in everything I do for weeks. The dream I had last night finally shook it all off of me.

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Joseph Rooks
100 Items Or Less

After inheriting a house filled with thousands of objects that had no meaning or value to me, and being forced to process them one at a time, my newfound lightness was invigorating.

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Joseph Rooks
Growing Old With Computers

If there’s ever a way that I can make a recurring problem disappear by saying a few words to a computer, that’s what I’m going to do. I’ve learned how to ask for help when I need it, but I also don’t mind not needing help with things that don’t matter.

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Joseph Rooks
Reasonable Perspective

Is there a reason, besides our lack of thoughtfulness and appreciation, that we suck at appreciating just how much power we’re packing in our pockets, compared to the featureless lumps devoid of character that we were all carrying ten years ago?

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Joseph Rooks
Sudden Abundance of Friendship

As a means of transmitting ideas, the network is as valid as any other communication tool. It’s not dumbing down our interactions. It’s not making relationships impersonal. Technology is not making people lazy. We are making us lazy.

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Joseph Rooks