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#001 Friday's Findings
Puresport, Epictetus, and more.
Happy Friday. I hope you are enjoying it so far.
It has been some while since the last, but I hope this Friday’s Findings can cheer you up, or provide you with some inspiration for your next project. I know how hard it can be at times.
My goal with Friday’s Findings is to make the day more exciting for you. Something to look forward to. Something that indicates the end of the work-week, ready to settle, relax, and cap the week off with new findings. I hope you will accept it with open arms!
I bought a Kindle last week. It has been great so far. There is certainly a noticeable difference between it and a normal phone screen. I just finished a fictional book called The Midnight Library. I quite enjoyed it. It was certainly a good start to my journey of online reading.
I hope you enjoy the weekend and the rest of today. Take some time to relax!
A YEAR OF NEW AVENUES: “The platforms of the last decade are done. Here’s my exhortation: Let 2023 be a year of experimentation and invention! Let it come from the edges, the margins, the provinces, the marshes!“
Finding Awe Amid Everyday Splendor: “Ekman argued that emotions were evolutionary tools, vital to human survival. In Darwinian terms, the passions had evolved not in spite of natural selection, but because of it. Disgust, for example, helps to ensure that we avoid eating rotten food. Surprise focuses attention on a potential threat.”
The 5-hour rule: How to turn a wasted day into a successful one: “There are 24 hours in a day (or 1,440 minutes, if you really like to count your life away). The average person sleeps around eight hours. We need to subtract the seven to eight hours a day during which most people work. So, we’re down to nine remaining hours.
One of the key findings that comes up again and again is known as the “5-hour rule.” In short, this is the rule where we spend one hour a day learning, reflecting, and thinking. We do this five times a week (which makes up the “5-hour” rule). The rule dates to Benjamin Franklin, who would devote (at least) an hour each day specifically to learning something new. Franklin would rise early to read and write.”
Three visuals worth sharing
From Studio Lotta Nieminen:
From Field of Play:
A quote I’m contemplating: “It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” — Epictetus
I. Refind — I propose you subscribe to this newsletter. This is a smart newsletter. Every day Refind picks 5-20 links from around the web for you, tailored to your interests. You can pick which topics you’re most interested in.
II. Philosophize This! on The Fall — I propose you to listen to this episode on Albert Camus’ The Fall. This episode takes focus on how an existentialist can create a system of values. It shows a story of what not to do in creating a system of meaning because the main protagonist of the book completely isolates his own self-worth and deceives himself, which eventually shatters.
III. Goodreads — I propose you to connect with me as friends for my (or perhaps our) new quest of reading more books this year.
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Until next time,
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