Christmas as a tradition taken from many faiths

Solstice holidays are prominently celebrated the world over and are indisputably pre-Christian, many are even secular in nature. That is why it isn’t required that I believe in the fertility god Yule to celebrate Yuletide merrymaking; be Wiccan to deck the halls with holly or a Druid to kiss under mistletoe; believe in Thor, Odin, or St. Nicholas to enjoy night time gift giving, Saturn to decorate a tree with lights, or Mithras to celebrate the sun’s rebirth on Dec. 25th. Likewise, one doesn’t have to believe in Jesus Christ to celebrate the renaming of all of these holidays as Christ’s Mass.


The Collapse of Complex Business Models

Maya Collapse

I highly recommend this article whether you work in an industry (i.e. Media) or live in a country (i.e. USA) collapsing under overly complex systems. The best quote I believe is the last paragraph.

When ecosystems change and inflexible institutions collapse, their members disperse, abandoning old beliefs, trying new things, making their living in different ways than they used to. It’s easy to see the ways in which collapse to simplicity wrecks the glories of old. But there is one compensating advantage for the people who escape the old system: when the ecosystem stops rewarding complexity, it is the people who figure out how to work simply in the present, rather than the people who mastered the complexities of the past, who get to say what happens in the future.