Weekend Thoughts - 12.24.16

Image  by  Dan Spencer , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Dan Spencer, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. Although the Technology Industry is well-known for providing free alcoholic beverages to its employees year-round, the practice may be doing more harm than good by alienating non-drinkers. As a recent teetotaler myself (I have been doing the One Year No Beer challenge since the beginning of November), I definitely sympathize with this sentiment. When one (or more) of the major perks that a company is offering don't apply or appeal to you, you feel a bit left out. It leads to feeling under-appreciated and and encourages unhealthy behavior. So while Silicon Valley may not want to completely stop offering booze to its employees, it may be helpful to reassess its relationship with alcohol and consider providing healthier alternatives for those who choose to abstain.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.