Conscious Culture 63: How I Got Smart

Mar 03, 2022 12:35 am


How I Got Smart

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This week's newsletter dives into:

  • How I got smart
  • A nihilist guide to meaning
  • Travel not being a cure for the mind
  • How to take smart notes

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Interesting Reads

How I Got Smart

“The fact is, I know how I got so smart, and I know how you can, too. The real answer to “How did you get so smart?” is simply this: I wanted to. And you can, too!”

A Nihilist’s Guide to Meaning

“One especially important feature of meaning is that it's highly contextual. My wedding is meaningful to me, but not so much to you. An inside joke can be meaningful to one community but completely irrelevant to another.”

Travel Is No Cure for the Mind

When we feel the automation of life, we often look to travel as the key to happiness. Here’s a reminder of why it’s not.”


How To Take Smart Notes: 10 Principles to Revolutionize Your Note-Taking and Writing

“If you want to learn and remember something long-term, you have to write it down. If you want to understand an idea, you have to translate it into your own words.”

Tools and Resources


“The easiest-to-use free resume maker & CV builder online. Create a modern resume template and download a PDF.”


“Read the text by typing it on the webpage itself. You can monitor your speed, errors you make, and accuracy in real-time!"

Fun Stuff

Here Before A Million

“Discover the best music videos with less than one million views on YouTube. Don't worry, you're early.”


“Learn and build web3”

Quote of the Week

"Power doesn't have to show off ... When you have it, you know it."

Ralph Ellison


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