Netflix Petitions & Motivation


Netflix isn’t interested

Netflix is so successful that it doesn’t care what you think. Well, it does, but not when it comes to canceled shows. Shows like Sense8 and The Get Down have both been canceled after just one or two seasons.

Despite multiple petitions by fans to renew the shows, particularly Sense8, Netflix’s response has been swift and unwavering: no. Their reasoning is that the shows did not have the viewership that they needed to keep the show going in a way that would be both good for viewers and profitable for the company. They’ve said they appreciate that the petitioners enjoyed the show, but they are not backing down. Recent announcements by Netflix have revealed more cuts, including one of their newer shows, Girlboss.

The moral of this story? Be careful getting attached to Netflix originals.


Finding inspiration

Sometimes we reach a point where we know what we want to do, but we’re not sure how to get there. Maybe you’re going to school and also working long hours, or you have a full time job that isn’t quite what you want to do with your life.

When you’re in that sort of life limbo, it can be hard to find motivation. Life can feel like a real bore. Sometimes it takes a leap of faith or even a loss – you quit or lost your job, or decided to change your major and had to start all over. It’ll be worth it. Take the time to collect your thoughts and make a plan. The greats didn’t make it all happen overnight. Remember, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerburg were dropouts. The traditional path

If you’re having trouble figuring out how to get started or finding the motivation, check out TED Talks. There is literally an entire category on motivation – but you can search by topic too. If you’re dreaming of starting your own business or you want to present a great idea to your boss or professor, there are videos that will inspire for days.

Just do it

Monday Shower Thoughts 

  1. Whoever takes the time to explain complex mathematical subjects on random forums for undergrads must be either a saint or extremely bored.
  2. Folding clothes is just choosing where the wrinkles go.
  3. Hershey’s should sell animal-shaped peanut butter candies. “Reese’s Species.”
  4. Microsoft Edge is the equivalent of the third grader that thought he could run faster with his new shoes.
  5. Every time I hear a website domain on a TV show, I’m always inclined to see if they exist, and get somewhat disappointed if it isn’t.

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