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18 Jan
A THREAD on interesting ideas from the book "Ultralearning" by Scott Young:

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The best ultralearners are those who blend the practical reasons for learning a skill with an inspiration that comes from something that excites them.
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By taking notes as questions instead of answers, you generate the material to practice retrieval on later.
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Beyond principles and tactics is a broader ultralearning ethos.

It’s one of taking responsibility for your own learning: deciding what you want to learn, how you want to learn it, and crafting your own plan to learn what you need to...
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8 Dec 20
A THREAD on key ideas from the book "The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence" by Josh Waitzkin:

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The key to pursuing excellence is to embrace an organic, long-term learning process, and not to live in a shell of static, safe mediocrity.
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If your goal is to be mediocre, then you have a considerable margin for error.

You can get depressed when fired and mope around waiting for someone to call with a new job offer.

If you hurt your toe, you can take six weeks watching television and eating potato chips.
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There will be nothing learned from any challenge in which we don’t try our hardest.

Growth comes at the point of resistance.

We learn by pushing ourselves and finding what really lies at the outer reaches of our abilities.
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7 Dec 20
A THREAD on key ideas from the book "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think" by Hans Rosling:

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The overdramatic worldview in people’s heads creates a constant sense of crisis and stress.
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There’s no room for facts when our minds are occupied by fear.
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Here’s the paradox: the image of a dangerous world has never been broadcast more effectively than it is now, while the world has never been less violent and more safe.
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4 Dec 20
A THREAD on collection of insightful actionable thoughts on Meditation:

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If you have time to breathe, you have time to meditate. You breathe when you walk. You breathe when you stand. You breathe when you lie down.

- Ajahn Amaro
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The ancient art of meditation has been practiced by many cultures for centuries. It is a life changing practice that can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression and bring inner peace.

- Tamia Jaelynn
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The more regularly and more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a centre of inner peace.

- J. Donald Walters
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30 Nov 20
A THREAD on insightful ideas by Henry Ford:

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It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. Image
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If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
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There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
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28 Nov 20
A THREAD on interesting ideas from the book "The Future is Faster than you Think" by Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler:

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The real power of a user-friendly interface β€” it democratizes technology.
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Think about the internet itself.
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The point is this: being able to see around the corner of tomorrow and being agile enough to adapt to what’s coming have never been more important.
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28 Nov 20
A THREAD on insightful timeless ideas by Ludwig von Mises:

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Many who are self-taught far excel the doctors, masters, and bachelors of the most renowned universities. Image
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Once the principle is admitted that it is the duty of the government to protect the individual against his own foolishness, no serious objections can be advanced against further encroachments.
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Under capitalism, the common man enjoys amenities which in ages gone by were unknown and therefore inaccessible even to the richest people.

But, of course, these motorcars, television sets and refrigerators do not make a man happy...
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26 Nov 20
A THREAD on thought provoking timeless ideas by Seneca:

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We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.
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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
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Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
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23 Nov 20
A THREAD on interesting ideas by Henry David Thoreau:

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Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. Image
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Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
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Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
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22 Nov 20
A THREAD on interesting ideas by Democritus:

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Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
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No power and no treasure can outweigh the extension of our knowledge.
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By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
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22 Nov 20
A THREAD on thought provoking timeless ideas by Aristotle:

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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
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The pleasures arising from thinking and learning will make us think and learn all the more.
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21 Nov 20
A THREAD on thought provoking ideas by Carl Jung:

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Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
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You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
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Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
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21 Nov 20
A THREAD on interesting ideas by Sigmund Freud:

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What progress we are making.

In the Middle Ages they would have burned me.

Now they are content with burning my books.
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The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
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The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
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20 Nov 20
A THREAD on timeless ideas by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

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Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.

All life is an experiment.

The more experiments you make the better. Image
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Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.

And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
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Few people know how to take a walk.

The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.
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15 Nov 20
A THREAD on timeless ideas by Jiddu Krishnamurti:

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It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.
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There is no end to education.

It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education.

The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.
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15 Nov 20
A THREAD on timeless thoughtful ideas by Eleanor Roosevelt:

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I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
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Learn from the mistakes of others.

You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
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Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.

One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
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14 Nov 20
A THREAD on timeless thought provoking ideas by Mark Twain:

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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.

Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
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If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed.

If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed.
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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
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13 Nov 20
A THREAD on timeless ideas by Voltaire:

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The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.
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Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.
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Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.
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13 Nov 20
A THREAD on thought provoking ideas by Blaise Pascal:

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All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone. Image
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The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
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Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
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12 Nov 20
A THREAD on interesting ideas by Francis Fukuyama:

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It was the slave's continuing desire for recognition that was the motor which propelled history forward, not the idle complacency and unchanging self-identity of the master. Image
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Free markets are necessary to promote long-term growth, but they are not self-regulating, particularly when it comes to banks and other large financial institutions.
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Human beings are rule-following animals by nature; they are born to conform to the social norms they see around them, and they entrench those rules with often transcendent meaning and value.
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10 Nov 20
A THREAD on thought provoking ideas by Bertrand Russell:

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If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
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The secret of happiness is this: let your interest be as wide as possible and let your reactions to the things and persons who interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
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Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
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