Conscious Culture 51: What Makes Life Meaningful?
Dec 02, 2021 5:41 am
What Makes Life Meaningful?
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May this month be an amazing month for you.
This week's newsletter dives into:
- What makes life meaningful?
- Understanding bias and noise
- How to refocus a wandering mind
- Mental preparation tricks used by special forces
- The difference between coding for data science and machine learning
- The best inventions of 2021
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"What do people value in life? How much of what gives people satisfaction in their lives is fundamental and shared across cultures, and how much is unique to a given society? To understand these and other issues, Pew Research Center posed an open-ended question about the meaning of life to nearly 19,000 adults across 17 advanced economies."
"In addition to bias, it turns out there is another, equally significant reason for errors in judgment: noise. Both bias and noise are fundamental concepts which must be understood and accounted for in order to successfully evaluate science and make the most accurate decisions possible."
"A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind. The ability to think about what is not happening is a cognitive achievement that comes at an emotional cost."
"Each day in our world brings its own trying situations, everything from household chores to work-related tasks. Learning and utilizing these techniques can help you conquer any challenge."
"The terms ‘data science’ and ‘machine learning’ are often used interchangeably. But while they are related, there are some glaring differences, so let’s take a look at the differences between the two disciplines, specifically as it relates to programming."
Tools and Resources
"Read, summarize, compare and translate TED / TEDx talks."
"Here are the 2021 best inventions making the world better, smarter and more fun."
"Free Documentaries Website - Astronomy, Nature, Brain, Science, Health, Lifehack"
Quote of the Week
"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
— Abraham Lincoln
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