Conscious Culture 48: The Inner Ring

Nov 11, 2021 5:54 am


The Inner Ring

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This week we'll dive into:

  • The inner ring
  • The leisurely manifesto
  • Why short-term solitude makes you a better thinker
  • Tips for picking up your first or next job
  • learning on the internet

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Interesting Reads

The Inner Ring

"If you want to be made free of a certain circle for some wholesome reason—if, say, you want to join a musical society because you really like music—then there is a possibility of satisfaction. You may find yourself playing in a quartet and you may enjoy it. But if all you want is to be in the know, your pleasure will be short lived. The circle cannot have from within the charm it had from outside. By the very act of admitting you it has lost its magic."

Does the Brain Learn in the Same Way That Machines Learn?

"Relating machine learning to biological learning, researchers say while the two approaches aren't interchangeable, they can be harnessed to offer insights into how the human brain works."

Why Short-Term Solitude Makes You a Better Thinker

"By adding more solitude and listening to our own thoughts, we can improve our thinking. And come up with authentic ideas and judgments."

The Leisurely Manifesto

"Leisure is not for the lazy. The idea is working creatively so you can eventually enjoy the work you do & if you are really lucky this will lead you to working less. Your hard work should not be rewarded with more hard work. The glorification of industry, the “rise and grind” mindset is unsustainable and just not enjoyable. As a culture we should stop glorifying busy, the continuous glorification of busy will only lead us to digging holes with teaspoons instead of shovels, making us not only inefficient but alarmingly stupid. In order to get true productivity you cannot focus on being constantly active."


Seven tips for picking your first (or next) job

"Important tips to help you choose the right next job, especially if it’s your first one. Don’t just optimize for culture, compensation, or manager. Instead, focus on things like growth rate, peacetime vs. wartime, and quality of peers to ensure your next job is the best one… for you."

Tools and Resources

LOTI: Learning on the Internet

"LOTI provides objective, fact based information about online instructors, their courses, and their communities so you can focus on what matters most: learning new skills."


"Stringmark is a very simple to use browser extension. It is basically a bookmark feature but way more efficient."

Fun Stuff

My 90's TV!

"Go back to the 1990's via this nostalgic TV simulator and relive the original ads, music videos, movie trailers, shows and more!"

Quote of the Week

"If you show people the problems, and you show people the solutions, they will be moved to act."

— Bill Gates


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