Conscious Culture 030: How to Trade Money and Time

Jul 08, 2021 3:14 am


How to Trade Money and Time

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On Murder of Excellence by Jay-Z and Kanye West on the Watch Throne album Jay-Z raps “If you put crabs in the barrel to ensure your survival, you're gon' end up pulling down people that look like just like you.”

Crab mentality, how things look better when you're on the outside, trading money and time, and things you're allowed to do are the topics we're talking about this week.

Fun Stuff has an article on the evolution of the billboard and Bumble, the dating app, is opening a restaurant in New York City, to go along with their app. They are taking dating experiences to the next level. It might be time to reactive my Bumble account and see how it is. If I do, I'll let you know how it is.

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Interesting Reads

Crab Mentality: When People Pull Down Those Who Get Ahead

“People can have crab mentality for various reasons, such as because they're trying to feel better about themself, because they view other people's progress as coming at their own expense, or because they see others displaying the same kind of mentality.”

Harder Than It Looks, Not As Fun as It Seems

“When you are keenly aware of your own struggles but blind to others’, it’s easy to assume you’re missing some skill or secret that others have. The more we describe successful people as having guru-like powers, the more everyone else looks at them and says, “I could never do that.” Which is unfortunate, because more people would be willing to try if they knew that those they admire are probably normal people who played the odds right.”

How to Trade Money and Time

“Time has a monetary value to you. That is, money and time can be traded for one another in lots of circumstances, and there are prices that you are willing to take and prices you are not.”

Things You're Allowed To Do

“This is a list of things you’re allowed to do that you thought you couldn’t, or didn’t even know you could.”


Machine Learning for Beginners

“12 weeks, 24 lessons, classic Machine Learning for all.”

Tools and Resources

100% Off Udemy Coupons: Last Minute Udemy Codes

“You can only find the latest Udemy coupon codes and free Udemy courses on this website”

Fun Stuff

Billboard History: How Outdoor Advertising Came to Cover the Landscape

“The evolution of the billboard, an object that very much tends to keep pace with the times. Who doesn’t love outdoor advertising?”

Bumble is Opening a Restaurant to go Along with Their Dating App

“Bumble is expanding beyond the online world with its new cafe and restaurant in New York City.”

The Ringer’s 100 Best Jay-Z Songs of All Time, Ranked

I started with a Jay-Z lyric so it felt like it was fun to end with a list. Murder to Excellence is 56th.

Quote of the Week

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”

— Heraclitus


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