We're told we can be whatever we want once we grow up. Then we grow up, reality sets in. The first of many childhood lies is revealed. In truth, we see two choices: A life devoted to ourselves or a life devoted to others.
There's no wrong answer.
Many measure every minute of their lives to maximize personal fulfillment and happiness. Countless books, podcasts, and websites are devoted to those walking this path. Indeed, it's a big industry. I'll tell you about a mind-bending supplement I invented another time.
Others envy those who can maximize their personal fulfillment and happiness. "They probably don't have kids," this group is known to retort. Any parent worth a dash of salt knows their life is no longer their own once a child is added to the mix.
Is it possible to live a life dedicated to both? Yeah, probably. Maybe. It depends. Most of us have people in our lives we'd drop whatever we're doing to help and support. Yes, even non-parents. The question can only be answered through intention.
Do you intend to maximize your personal fulfillment and happiness? Or do you intend to maximize the fulfillment and happiness of others?
1️⃣ Can the United States avert a debt default?
💵 President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met on Tuesday for the first time in three months but failed to reach a consensus on raising the debt ceiling. The two sides remain at loggerheads over the issue, with Republicans refusing to vote to raise the ceiling unless Democrats agree to spending cuts.
The two sides are scheduled to meet again next week, but whether they can reach a compromise is unclear. The United States could be headed for a debt default if they do not.
2️⃣ Musk vs. Zuckerberg: The battle for the Metaverse
🤼 Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has escalated his feud with Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook). In a series of tweets on May 9, Musk criticized Zuckerberg's plans to build a metaverse, calling it a "dystopian future" and a "creepy Metaverse."
Musk also accused Zuckerberg of copying his ideas, saying the Metaverse is "just a rebranded version of what we've been building for years at Tesla." He added that the Metaverse will "never be as good as reality."
3️⃣ Donald Trump returns to CNN
🏛️ Former President Donald Trump participated in a CNN town hall in New Hampshire on May 10, 2023. The town hall was moderated by "CNN This Morning" anchor Kaitlan Collins. Trump took questions from Republicans and undeclared voters who plan to vote in the 2024 GOP presidential primary.
Trump discussed various topics during the town hall, including the economy, immigration, and foreign policy. He also defended his record as president and attacked his potential rivals in the 2024 race.
4️⃣ Google upgrades Bard to compete with ChatGPT
🤖 Google's Bard, a large language model (LLM) from Google AI, has been upgraded to compete with OpenAI's ChatGPT. The upgrade includes new features such as multi-language support, visual responses, the ability to export, and new integrations.
Bard is now available to a global audience, and Google has removed the previously placed waitlist. The company is also offering a free trial of Bard, which will allow users to test out the new features before they commit to a paid subscription.
5️⃣ New evidence shows Hunter Biden used his father's position to enrich himself
⁉️ On Tuesday, House Oversight Committee Republican Leader Jim Jordan released new evidence of Hunter Biden's alleged corruption, including emails and text messages that show the younger Biden used his father's position as vice president to enrich himself.
The evidence obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request includes emails from Hunter Biden to his business partners in which he discusses using his father's name to secure business deals. In one email, Hunter Biden tells a business partner that his father "knows about this" and that he is "good to go."
The Future of Work With Leading Expert Tony Jamous
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