Principles for Living a Rich Digital Life

I’ve been thinking more about how to live a rich digital life and what that means in a world of abundance. The following is a work-in-progress list of principles that are starting to form. (Epistemic status: low).

Stay connected: The digital age has made it easier than ever to stay connected with others, whether through social media, messaging apps, or other online platforms. Make the most of this abundance of connectivity by reaching out to others and building a network of supportive relationships.

  • Healthy social media?

Learn continuously: The digital world is constantly changing, and it’s important to keep up with the latest developments and trends stay relevant and competitive. Look for opportunities to learn new skills and technologies, and be open to trying new things.

Mold it to you: code and connect things so that your stack does what you want it to do. Don’t settle for the out-of-the-box experience. This means having the skills to do so by learning to code and keeping up with technology.

  • Being efficient with keyboard shortcuts
  • Customizing your keyboard to be faster
  • Writing elisp to extend emacs

Stay organized: With so much information and content available online, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Stay organized and focused by setting goals, prioritizing tasks, and using tools like calendars and to-do lists to stay on track.

Protect your privacy: The abundance of personal data available online can also make it more important to protect your privacy. Be mindful of the information you share online, and consider using privacy tools like virtual private networks (VPNs) and password managers to keep your data secure.

  • Avoid ads

Take breaks: It’s easy to get caught up in the constant flow of information and distractions online, but it’s important to take breaks and disconnect from time to time. Make sure to set aside time for offline activities and relaxation, and prioritize self-care to maintain a healthy balance.

Make money from the internet: The internet economy is booming and making money from anywhere is a reality with remote work.

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