Conscious Culture 38: Putting Time in Perspective
Sep 01, 2021 10:34 pm
Putting Time in Perspective
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We're talking about putting time in perspective, rethinking best practices, the clothing revolution, digital nomad history, and a lot more this week.
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"Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them. It’s not our fault—the spans of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it’s almost impossible to get a handle on it."
"Best practices aren’t universal and the use of the term without deeper consideration can be problematic. They’re straightforward, simplistic answers to difficult questions. Quick answers can at times work in our favor, a way to avoid cognitive overhead and set a clear path to a solution."
"Archaeologists and other scientists are beginning to unravel the story of our most intimate technology: clothing. They’re learning when and why our ancestors first started to wear clothes, and how their adoption was crucial to the evolutionary success of our ancestors when they faced climate change on a massive scale during the Pleistocene ice ages."
"A digital nomad is defined as someone who uses technology, especially a laptop and a wireless network, to work remotely from anywhere in the world. Digital nomadism has risen from being an idealist vision to an acceptable way of working by major corporations."
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Tools and Resources
"This tool will ask a series of questions to help you estimate how much money each hour is worth to you, so that you can make wiser decisions about how to spend that time."
"Amazon's internal focus on persuasive writing."
"Takes you to another useless website."
Quote of the Week
“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you.”
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