Probably I wrote the article to feel better about my inferior intelligence. But who knows, you might find it useful.
1) Book summaries:
[NEW] Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most by Greg McKeown: From the writer of Essentialism, here comes Greg McKeown's second book - Effortless. Definitely not as inspiring as his first book, but there are pieces that are worth studying.
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2) Book finds:
Interesting books I recently added to my reading list (and hopefully will read at some point):
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi: I'm just going to cite part of the overview: "What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with..."
Cwtch (noun): More than a cuddle or a hug. When you give someone a cwtch, you figuratively give them a "safe place".
Yonderly (adjective): Mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded. By saying someone is being yonderly it’s because their mind is "over there" and not present.
4) Great thinkers:
The 18th-century writer, David Hume, is one of the world's great philosophical voices. Born in Edinburgh in 1711, his key observation is that we are more influenced by our feelings than by reason.
Big Idea: Feeling, not reason
Normally people would think that you should train your mind so you can become a more reasonable person - more logical. And when reason guides you, you'll be unstoppable.
Hume argues otherwise. We are more motivated by our feelings than by any sound analysis or argument based on logic. After all, even if we have a decent job and live in a decent city, we can still feel miserable. Our mind can easily create a painful scene motivated by our feelings, despite any logical arguments that we should feel pleasure. Therefore, spending more time nurturing your emotions is the way to go.
5) Worth checking:
From my desk:
20 Reasons To Quit Social Media: Recently being picked up by social media, in this list post, I provide 20 reasons why you should divorce social media. Yes, kind of a paradox. Post against social media gets viral on social media.
From around the web:
How to Be Great? Just Be Good, Repeatably: "The first step in becoming great is recognizing that you’re likely not already great. In fact, it comes from recognizing that there is no such thing as greatness at a specific instance in time. Greatness is instead a reflection of a period of effort, since greatness in a single instance can be reduced to luck."
Worksheet: On using the internet mindfully: I found this worksheet on using the internet mindfully great. In just 6 pages, you can create a strategy to actually use your internet connection for something productive, not let it use you.
6) Worth knowing:
Schadenfreude is a German, troubling word that is a combination of the word Schaden, "damage, harm", and Freude, "joy".
Shortly, this means that you experience delight or satisfaction at another person’s misfortune or suffering. Researchers argue that people with low self-esteem "suffer" from this condition - feel good when others are experiencing pain.
7) Worth thinking about:
"Without effort and willingness to experience pain and anxiety, nobody grows, in fact nobody achieves anything worth achieving.”
― Erich Fromm
Wondering what creats the results you want?
It all starts with thinking first about the results you want.
Read this short poem by Walter D. Wintle: Thinking.
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