Conscious Culture 65: The Me Monster

Apr 20, 2022 10:59 pm


The Me Monster

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Hi everyone,

Thank you for being here.

I hope you’re having a great week.

This week I’m sharing articles on:

  • The me monster
  • Better decisions through diversity
  • Adaptive thinking
  • Making learning a part of your daily routine

Feel free to hit reply and let me know what you think.

Interesting Reads

The Me Monster

“The best, most direct pathway to lasting happiness and fulfillment is to look not only at your own interests but also to the interests of others.”

Better Decisions Through Diversity

“New research finds that socially different group members do more than simply introduce new viewpoints or approaches. In the study, diverse groups outperformed more homogeneous groups not because of an influx of new ideas, but because diversity triggered more careful information processing that is absent in homogeneous groups.”

Adaptive Thinking: The Best Way to Deal With Unexpected Situations

“Adaptive thinking is your ability to quickly navigate in an ever-changing environment. Learn how to harness this skill.”

Mimetic Desire Explained in Exactly 500 Words

“Mimetic Desire is the reason we become like the people we spend time with or look up to. They shape what we choose to want, often unconsciously. And what we choose to want impacts how we spend our lives.”


Make Learning a Part of Your Daily Routine

“Strategies to help you get better at learning, unlearning, and relearning.”

Tools and Resources


“Dive into 33+ categories covering all the most important aspects of life. Each one features a collection of Philosophers Notes on the best books in that domain along with an Optimal Living 101 class that distills the absolute best ideas—giving you more wisdom in less time to help you live your greatest life.”

Fun Stuff

150 Hilarious Coffee Puns That Will Have You Laughing

“Cute Coffee Puns like You’re brew-tiful. Don’t worry, be frappe! Mugs and kisses. We’re the perfect blend! Livin’ la vida mocha.”

*Thank you, Ben, for sharing this with me!

Think in Colour

“'Think in colour' is an experiment that examines how black and white your thinking is. The test visualises your thinking on the basis of how you answer the questions.”

Quote of the Week

"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt


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