In no particular order here are some highlights that might be a good starting place for any reader of this blog.
- A brief analysis of Thus spoke Zarathustra by Nietzsche
- Five years worth of book recommendations
I read a lot —here is a heavily filtered list of the best books I’ve read recently.
- Insights from the Discover-Defend axis
Simple idea on how to communicate and function optimally with others.
- Thought should be a subject in school
More about the inner world that is worthy of our attention in school.
- Reliance on Authority, by Isaac Asimov
Outtake from Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series that describes a society in stagnation.
- Don’t drive through life with the breaks on
Motivation for doing things while you are alive.
- We need to understand the source code of the universe better
Since the advent of nuclear weapons, we are on a doomsday clock. To meet this new risk we need to spread out into the stars — that means breaking the Einsteinian speed limit.
- Communicating without wasting energy
Why clear communication is important.
- Surround yourself with beauty
Aesthetically pleasing environments inspire you.
- Freedom of information and people is good for humanity
A simple prism through which you can look at modern information society.
- We will forget this moment
How a memory never can compare with the richness of the present.
- Don’t have expectations on your creativity
Creativity is whatever you make of it — don’t expect it to be something and it’ll reveal itself to you.
- Why not having free will is a good thing
Lack of free will can inspire you to be more understanding of yourself and others.
- Main reason why quarantine is bad
Written in the middle of Covid-19 on the effects of isolation.
- You can learn almost anything in under 20 hours
Also called the 20-hour rule. During which the learning curve is very steep.
Some bonus posts, purely by maximum views — they are probably favored by the search engines (~500 views each):
- The meaning of the song “You want it darker” by Leonard Cohen.
- Do or Do not — there is no Try.
- Dopamine and the Stock Market.
Thanks for reading.