There's a slow, global recognition of systems as powerful things for humans. Because it's easy to not think, defaults and habits become really are powerful. Making systems (for society, and increasingly, for ourselves) that set defaults and habits aligned with human interests, is a practice that's growing in importance. Self-design.
> I have to keep myself excited about running. Last semester I read Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, and that was tremendously helpful in getting me out running for a while. It will be important that I devote time to maintaining my interest in what I'm doing.