Erika Kramer
2 min readMar 2, 2023

The 33 Project

Happy Thursday. Up and at it early today. There’s a beautiful time in the morning, in the city, when the street lamps flip off and the natural light fades from dark to light and it’s just quiet and peaceful. I love mornings. So I’m basking in that as I send you this week’s recs:

1/ Take this video’s spin on the meaning of habits and make them work in your favor.

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash

2/ An interesting interview with an ex-googler who worked in internal comms. The kool-aid has most certainly dried up.

I’m still working out thoughts on this, but, towards the end of the interview they discuss how to approach meaning in your work and establishing a separation that allows for personhood outside of corporation. It’s an interesting moment, though ultimately the answer and conversation left me feeling down and sort of unmoved.

The sell is to find meaning in your work, not your workplace. But, in this country, in this time, the way I see it you have two choices. You work for a corporation/organization or you work for yourself. And if you work for yourself you must accept that you will not be compensated as well or with the same ease as if you work for a corporation. Certainly not without major sacrifice. So to live in this country, in this capitalistic society, we must drudge on and keep working, and ultimately find lots of meaning in…