034 Joy in the Ordinary
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Joy in the Ordinary
How joyous the deaf man would become if he were able to listen to the city construction noise that so irritates those who can hear!
What a still more beautiful world it'd be if everyone saw the potential for cultivating joy in the ordinary. Or even delight in moments of despair for that matter.
The Amazing Things & Ideas List
Epictetus on embracing challenges: "The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests."
If there's something you've been dismissing due to it's difficulty, get on to it now.
Mark Zuckerberg on the meaning of life:
"I just remember when I was growing up and in school it's like, "do your homework and then go play with your friends after". And it's like no, what if playing with your friends is the point?
I just think it's interesting ... people tend to think of that stuff as wasting time. Or that's what you do in the free time that you have; but what if that's actually the point?"
— Mark Zuckerberg (on the Lex Fridman podcast)
The person behind what powers the Internet:
The mind behind Linux | Linus Torvalds (TED interview)
In this interview, TED decodes the mind behind Linux, the operating system which basically runs the Internet; and is the basis for every Android phone on the planet.
The person behind Linux, Linus Torvalds is quite peculiar, to say the least. Peculiar, but a genius.
Watch the interview here.
All articles posted on the blog this week:
The x Rule: Faster than Normal (#143):
"A simple rule I follow allows me to learn (and essentially live) up to 2x faster than one would normally do. Here’s how one can employ it to do the same."
Wars are dumb (#141):
"Humans have war-like characteristics. We tend to not stand people who aren’t like us.
Vladimir Putin may have his reasons. According to him, his actions are justified.
And that’s fine because a lot of things can be justified when a different reasoning system or different set of data is present to do that reasoning."
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