The vast interwebs and never-ending yammer from the Twitterverse turn up some interesting things. The stories I’ve found interesting so far this week include a cautionary warning about our human intelligence, the making of an enlightened master, learning to fail, drawing on envelopes, and a book to add to my reading list:

» I watched the film Idiocracy some time ago; while the movie itself wasn’t anything spectacular, the underlying message of a world in which evolution favors the survival of the stupid was quite sobering. Turns out (as I’ve suspected myself from my increasing inability to write without spellcheck), we may already be headed down that path: The Idiocracy Theory: Are We Getting Dumber?

» Have you put meditation on your New Year’s resolution list? Get inspired by this story of Dharma Sanga, who as a young Nepalese boy began an intense meditation lasting six years. After achieving enlightenment,  today he continues to share his wisdom and blessings:  Buddha Boy

» Learning to Fail Brilliantly. Now a Morgan Spurlock produced web series, this club began as a support group for a small group of brave souls seeking to break free of their fear of failure by actively embracing it through the pursuit of goals with a scant chance of success: Failure Club

» Further proof that you don’t need fancy tools to express your creativity, are these simply stunning pen-and-ink portraits on envelopes: Envelope Drawings

» I’ll be adding this intriguing book to my reading list: Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them