Conscious Culture 70: Life Is Not Short

Jul 13, 2022 10:55 pm


Life Is Not Short

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Hi everyone,

Thank you for being here.

I hope you’re having a great week.

This week I’m sharing ideas on:

  • Life’s not short
  • Why great things never came from comfort zones
  • Understand how other people think
  • Productivity advice
  • The history of user interfaces

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Interesting Reads

Life Is Not Short

“Everyone complains about how short life is, but that perspective is broken. Life is not short. The real issue is that we waste so much of it.”

Why Great Things Never Came From Comfort Zones

“Most people fall into the following trap: They focus on doing comfortable things without realizing how uncomfortable their lives become.”

Understand How Other People Think: A Theory of Worldviews

“We can think of worldviews as snow globes. We each occupy our own snow globe and, when we’re inside it, it can seem like the whole world. If it’s snowing in our snow globe, we think it’s snowing everywhere; if our snow globe is made of green glass, everything looks green to us. We might not even realize that there’s anything beyond our snow globe!”

Productivity Advice

“Do the work. Work means sitting down, getting through that calculus chapter, and doing the exercises. No amount of productivity hacking will make that easier. You don't need pomodoro alarms, bullet journals, time tracking apps, animated explainer videos, or different color highlighters.”


The Free Learning List

The best free edu-things on the internet, ranked in order of amazingness, and neatly categorized. Includes YouTube channels, Podcasts, eBooks, Courses, and more.”

Tools and Resources

Remove Paywall

“Remove Paywall, free online paywall remover. Get access to articles without having to pay or login. Works on NYTimes, WashingtonPost and hundreds more.”

Fun Stuff

Absurd Trolley Problems

“Every problem is the trolley problem.”

The History of User Interfaces

“A user interface is the space where interactions between humans and machines occur”

Quote of the Week

"We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced."

— Malala Yousafzai


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