Conscious Culture 42: Creating The Time of Your Life
Sep 30, 2021 3:36 am
Creating The Time of Your Life
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This week's newsletter dives into:
- Creating the time of your life
- Why questioning your assumptions makes you a better leader
- Reflective practice
- Why curiosity depends on what you already know
- Crypto tokens
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“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives”
— Annie Dillard
"How we spend our hours is how we spend our days, and so on. Yet though it is the stuff of every day, if you stop to think about what time is, or how you experience it, it is obvious that time is anything but ordinary."
"Don’t be a “logic bully.” Instead, acknowledge your own shortcomings and ask questions to learn about the other person’s perspective."
"Reflective practice involves thinking about how you do things, and trying to understand why you do what you do, and what you can do better. As such, there are many ways you can engage in it, and different approaches to reflective practice will work better for different people under different circumstances."
"Scientists who study the mechanics of curiosity are finding that it is, at its core, a kind of probability algorithm—our brain’s continuous calculation of which path or action is likely to gain us the most knowledge in the least amount of time. Like the links on a Wikipedia page, curiosity builds upon itself, every question leading to the next. And as with a journey down the Wikipedia wormhole, where you start dictates where you might end up. That’s the funny thing about curiosity: It’s less about what you don’t know than about what you already do."
"There are two main categories of tokens: fungible (e.g., interchangeable) and non-fungible (e.g., unique). As more creators and communities build their own crypto economies, fungible tokens will be used to exchange goods, store value, and make collective decisions. Meanwhile, non-fungible tokens (e.g., NFTs) will be used to create new business models centered on collectibles, rewards, achievements, and more — giving people a sense of identity, status, and belonging."
Tools and Resources
"Convert web pages into PDF, ePub, and Kindle (mobi) files"
"Open source illustrations and animations, downloadable in PNG and SVG formats."
"An online caricature photo maker. We could produce 60+ caricature photos based on your portraits with AI and deep learning technology."
Quote of the Week
"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you."
— BB King
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