A long obedience in the same direction. Sound familiar? Famous atheist Friedrich Nietzsche said this in the early 20th Century book entitled Beyond Good and Evil. Source: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
Creating meaningful, lasting change in the new year. Source: Inspired Resolutions
Wabi-sabi is a concept that motions us to constantly search for beauty in imperfection and accept the more natural cycle of life. It reminds us that all things including us and life itself, are impermanent, incomplete, and imperfect. Perfection, then, is impossible and impermanence is the only way. Go to the source: 5 Teachings From The Japanese Wabi-Sabi Philosophy That Can Drastically Improve Your Life — OMAR ITANI
What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important. Learn how to tell the difference and how to manage it here: How to be More Productive and Eliminate Time Wasting Activities by Using the “Eisenhower Box”
We underestimate the stupid, and we do so at our own peril. Source: The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity
There is danger in thinking we know what is unthinkable to someone else. Source: A Cognitive Bias That Could Trigger Nuclear War
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Some wisdom comes from unlikely sources. This from ‘The Book of Boba Fett’: “Persistence without insight will lead to the same outcome”.
J. Kim Penberthy writes “A friend of mine – we will call him “Jay” – was working for IBM in New York City in the early ‘90s. He was a computer programmer and made a good salary. Occasionally, competitors and startups approached Jay to join their companies. He had an offer from an interesting but small organization in Seattle, but the salary was paltry and most of the offer package was in company shares. After consulting with friends and his parents, Jay declined the offer and stayed with IBM. He has regretted it ever since. That small company was Microsoft.” Source: Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda: How to Better Manage Feelings of Regret
What repressed anger looks like. Source: 5 Symptoms of Repressed Anger
I’m a huge fan of the book The ONE Thing. In it, the author Gary Keller talks about the idea that you really don’t need to be as disciplined as you think. Why? Because you only need enough discipline to start a habit and the habit then takes over. Go to the source: Why You Need Instant Gratification, According to Science
WikiHow writes: “Sometimes it can be hard to navigate this world of ours. It’s so easy to be led down the wrong paths by the charlatan map-makers of human society. Merely trusting in this system ensures that you will be misled and scammed and made a fool. Without critical thinking ability, there is nothing standing between you and the lies. However, with critical thinking ability, there is nothing standing between you and the truth.” Here are some thoughts on how to become more of a critical thinker! Source: How to Be a Critical Thinker
When your phone buzzes or a notification pops up your screen, do you stop what you’re doing to look and respond? That’s what many of us are doing. Even though we think we should be less distracted by technology, we haven’t admitted the true cost of these interruptions. This week, we revisit our 2017 conversation with computer scientist Cal Newport, and consider ways we can all immerse ourselves in more meaningful work. Source: You 2.0: Deep Work
Unfortunately, even young kids have mental maps that nurture unconscious bias. Source: Where Does Implicit Bias Come From?
“The quote “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us” is often mistakenly attributed to Marshall McLuhan. It does NOT appear in “Understanding Media”, as Wilson Miner confidently asserts in the presentation below, indeed it does not appear in any published work by McLuhan at all. The quote was actually written by Father John Culkin, SJ, a Professor of Communication at Fordham University in New York and friend of McLuhan. But though the quote is Culkin’s, I would argue that the idea is McLuhan’s, as it comes up in an article by Culkin about McLuhan: Culkin, J.M. (1967, March 18). A schoolman’s guide to Marshall McLuhan. Saturday Review, pp. 51-53, 71-72. The idea presented in the quote is entirely consistent with McLuhan’s thinking on technology in general.”