Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Friday Links

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

Don’t Give Up on the Women’s March

“By our 70s, we’ve had decades to develop resilience. Many of us have learned that happiness is a skill and a choice. We don’t need to look at our horoscopes to know how our day will go. We know how to create a good day.

We have learned to look every day for humor, love and beauty. We’ve acquired an aptitude for appreciating life. Gratitude is not a virtue but a survival skill, and our capacity for it grows with our suffering. That is why it is the least privileged, not the most, who excel in appreciating the smallest of offerings.”

— I loved this essay about the joy of being a woman in her 70s and think the powerful message can apply to women of various ages (but it especially gives me some hope about aging).

Jeff Bezos, billionaire founder of Amazon, and his wife MacKenzie are getting divorced, which is a good opportunity to discuss the Myth of the Lone Genius Founder (or, in other words, behind ever lone genius founder is a team and often a life partner who has devoted many years of supporting said genius’ ambitions).

This essay, Why We Struggle to Say ‘I Love You’, is written by an Asian-American and refers specifically to Asian-Americans (and their discomfort with verbally expressing within and to their families), but I think lots of people, from a variety of cultures — but maybe especially North American children of immigrants — can probably relate.

The Women’s March is evolving, but its enemies are the same

This is terrible and we should all be outraged: Killings of transgender people in the US saw another high year

How Your Voice Hides Clues About Your Love Life

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to [email protected] and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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