Brainstorming — Interest areas for 2021

A running list of topics and questions to tackle this year through listening to others and myself, reading and reflecting.


  • What are my values? How do I embody these in my daily life?
  • What are my goals for the next 2, 5, and 10 years?
  • If I were to start a company, what would I want to focus on?
  • How do I think about myself, relative to my society?
  • What are my social obligations?


  • What does it mean to be a liberal today?
  • What are the 3 issues that matter most to you?
  • What can be learned from the best political leaders?
  • What is the history of equality in America, and what are the biggest threats to equality (and my own well-being) that are upcoming?
  • Why do I love America? How are my values aligned, or misaligned, to the values of this country?

Arts, Food, and Wine

  • Who are up-and-coming artists that resonate with me? What is one piece of art that gets me excited about their work?
  • How does art shape who I am? What are the most important pieces of art in my life today?
  • How can I continue to make (and appreciate) art?
  • Learn wine :)


  • What is wrong with technology today?
  • What are the next big trends in consumer technology?
  • How does technology intersect with my own life? How can my technology be more secure and safe?
  • What horizontals within technology get me most excited? What are 2–3 companies that are exciting in those areas