Oh, the beauty of being wrong, For it is a path to new light, A journey to knowledge and insight, Where the mind and heart are strong.
To find out you are wrong, Is to open the door to growth, To discover new truths, And to shed the old cloth.
For when we think we know it all, We close ourselves off to change, And the world becomes small, And our minds become strange.
But to be wrong is to be free, To explore and to learn, To see the world with new eyes, And to let our spirits burn.
So let us embrace our mistakes, And see them as gifts, For they lead us to new paths, And to wisdom that uplifts.
For it is better to find out you are wrong, Than it is to be right, For the journey of discovery, Is the truest delight.
— A Whitman-styled poem on the beauty of embracing fallibility made by ChatGPT.
The Amazing Things & Ideas List
1. Online course I’m hooked on:
Introduction to Ancient Greek History by Donald Kagan
“Freedom was a kind of accident that came about because the usual ways of doing things were not possible.”
— Donald Kagan, Introduction to Ancient Greek History, Lecture 1
2. Contra MacAskill on sacrificing for future generations:
3. On the perils of “economic creationism”
4. A 15th century Florentine thinker on the human condition:
“God told man that we [God] have made thee neither of Heaven nor of Earth, neither mortal nor immortal, so that with freedom of choice and with honor, as though the maker and molder of thyself, thou mayest fashion thyself in whatever shape thou shalt prefer. Oh supreme generosity of God the Father, oh highest and the most great felicity of man, to Him it is granted to have whatever He chooses to be whatever He wills.”
— Pico della Mirándola
Thank you for reading.
If you find value in my newsletter (and other works), consider supporting it by buying me a coffee. It helps me create better.
You also help me (and the world!) out by subscribing and telling more people about this newsletter!
Lastly, I’ve got to meet the coolest people through work I’ve published on the Internet. If you ever want to reach out, reply to this email or DM me on Twitter.
Depends really on which era of history you want to dive into. But just for question like this I created a timeline of all HH episodes! Check it out here and see if helps selecting where you want to dive in 😀
Bookmarking this for later reads. Especially the Ancient Greek history.
Try hardcore history with Dan Carlin if you are into history. Those episodes are really well made with the story telling format he puts it in 😃