5-Frank Points Friday

Hi All!

Here is your weekly dose of “5-Frank Points Friday,” a list of what I’m pondering and exploring.

What I’m listening –

James Baldwin’s Fire on the Throughline Podcast. James Baldwin wrote incessantly about the societal issues that existed 60 years ago and well before then, and still exist today. In this episode Eddie S. Glaude Jr. talks about what James stood for, what each individual needs to do, what questions we need to ask and what, as a nation, we need to act upon for the next 50 years won’t be like the last.

What I just finished watching –

Freakonomics. A documentary movie that explore the hidden side of everything. It is based on a bestselling book called Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J Dubner. What I enjoyed most in this documentary was when they showed how using incentives you can get kids to get good grades and which influence your name has on your life.

Game I enjoy –

Sudoku. I personally have an actual book where I play the game with a pencil and an eraser, which works great for me because I do enjoy thinking on paper but you can play a free online version at sudoku.com. It’s a numbers game and it requires a lot of thinking which I happen to love!

What I’m thinking –

I was listening to The Tim Ferriss Show on an episode titled “My Healing Journey After Childhood Abuse” which he says it is the most important podcast episode he has ever published. Towards the end of this episode he pose these questions and they were life changing for me:

  • What are you unwilling to feel?
  • How can you use your suffering to connect to people rather than isolate?

Quote I’m pondering –

“Everyone is struggling with battles you know nothing about.”

Tim Ferris on The Tim Ferris Show.

And, as always, please give me feedback on Twitter. Which point above is your favorite? What do you want more or less of? Other suggestions? Please let me know. Just send a tweet to @realfrankibanga and put #5FrankPointsFriday at the end so I can find it.

Have a wonderful weekend, all.

Much love to you and yours,