Block out the noise
Editorial

Block out the noise

Queenstown’s most read non-fiction library book of 2021 was Mark Mason’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ****.

This book is not new, it was first published in 2016, but it’s no surprise that last year locals needed something to help them destress and find perspective.

We’ve got the virus, the social and economic impact in our tourist town, border closures, being cut off from overseas relatives, new variants, and the slow creep into some science fiction dystopia of masks, scanning, vaccine passports and vaccine mandates.
And, on top of all this, we’ve got to deal with everyone else’s bloody opinions on it all, and work out what’s valid, what’s not.

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