🔥 The Fireside #6
News, junk food, first principles, anxiety...
|Manuel Frigerio||May 5, 2018|
What is making me think 🤔
[Highly recommended] We spend hours consuming news because we want to be well informed. However, the news is by definition something that doesn’t last. As news has become easier to distribute and cheaper to produce the quality has reduced.
As growth slows in wealthy countries, Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, contributing to obesity and health problems.
First Principles tinking breaks down true understanding into building blocks we can reassemble. It turns out most of us don’t know as much as we think we do.
Thousands of years ago, when humans lived in an Immediate Return Environment, stress and anxiety were useful emotions because they helped us take action in the face of immediate problems. Unfortunately, we don’t live in such environment anymore.
What I'm reading 📚
I don’t have a strong opinion about this book yet. It swings from painfully difficult and boring to brilliant and mind-bending. Some ideas have made me think so much that I can totally understand why the person who recommended me this book said “it will dramatically change the way you experience life”.
PS: You can find the free pdf here.
Other things from the web 🤓
(That may or may not make you look smart at dinner parties)
In case you thought your problems were of any significance whatsoever, a new NASA video of the Lagoon Nebula is here to remind you that they absolutely are not.
IQ scores are rising almost everywhere… except, for some reason, in Scandinavia.
Have a great weekend!
Hello beautiful human being 👋
As you might have noticed I’ve shaken things up a little.
No personal introduction, but straight to the meat.
Let me know if you prefer it this way :)
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