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Weekly Sunday Newsletter

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Quote of the Day: The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

  • St. Augustine

 

This Quote not only teaches us the importance of travel, but also the importance of knowledge as a whole. The importance of trying and failing. Discovering new things that you hadn’t known before. This process makes us better people. KOA itself would not exist if we didn’t try to reach out and create a community in order to reach people who need to hear our message.

 

Last Week’s Champion: @Miguel Joaquin V. Dumlao

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KOA Newsletter

 

Challenge of the Week: The Posture Challenge (fix poor neck and back posture through proven exercises and brilliant lifehacks)

 

Book of the Month: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

 

We’re Proud to announce that next week is KOA’s very first Birthday. That’s right, 12 months and kicking babay smile Get your in-game T-Shirts ready, you’re going to need them for a KOA special event!

 

 

  • We are now 1500 members strong! tada This is a major milestone for us, and it’s coming right on time in celebration of successfully completing one year of KOA awesomeness.

 

  • The Vision of KOA – Over the course of the month, we’re going to be focused primarily on one thing; concentrating and simplifying the message of KOA. We will make clear who we are, and what we stand for. Upon joining we realize that it’s easy to overlook that we’re here to help you become your best self. We want our mission statement to be at the forefront of every platform KOA is on. Discord, Habitica, the Website and even Reddit.

 

  • June’s Book of the Month is now in! The Community chose to dive deep into Brave New World by Aldous Huxley for the duration of the month. For the uninitiated, here’s a brief introduction;

Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley’s enduring “masterpiece … one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century” (Wall Street Journal) must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit in the face of our “brave new world”

Aldous Huxley’s profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order–all at the cost of our freedom, full humanity, and perhaps also our souls. “A genius [who] who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine” (The New Yorker), Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, a spiritual seeker, and one of history’s keenest observers of human nature and civilization. Brave New World, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, satisfying work of literature. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites.

“Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th-century writer in English.” —Chicago Tribune

 

  • Conference Meeting 6/2/18 was a success! In the call, we discussed a broad range of topics; some exciting, some not so exciting. Out of the more exciting pile, we have the brand new Accountability Buddy Channel named #meet-ups located in The Capital, along with plans for KOA’s very first Birthday. Along with these two updates, we also discussed how to build team communication, and how to make Sectors more effective and engaging for everyone.

 

  • Introduction to #meet-ups: With #meet-ups, you can now find an accountability buddy for anything ranging from mental health to learning German. Find your very own KOA penpal. This channel was inspired by a submission in #the-idea-dome, and is a similar concept to The Buddy Challenge, an old COTW we had a few months back. We hope you like it 🙂

 

  • 50 Gem Banner Contest Update – Submissions are flooding in! Thank you for all the brilliant and unique artwork submissions that have been sent in thus far. We will continue to review every single submission in detail.

 

  • Congratulations to @ÁineCalliopeArgyrus, our new BOTM Manager!

 


 

Take today to plan out the week you have in front of you. Carefully plan and analyze it. Create the week you want to have before it comes. Dig your well before it rains!

 

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That's all for this week!
Make today count and be well.