3 min read · Jul 13th · How can we be us when they’re being them?
Discomfort signals, like everything else in the human motivational system, tell us to heal, correct, or improve. The pain in your bladder isn’t assuaged by making someone else go to the bathroom, your hunger won’t subside by getting someone else to eat, and the pain in your heart won’t heal by controlling how other people think and behave.
Blaming stimulates adrenaline, with its temporary feelings of power, but renders us powerless over our well-being. If I blame my vulnerable feelings on someone else, there’s nothing I can do to improve.
Self-regulation includes the ability to calm yourself down when upset and cheer yourself up when down, that is, to maintain equilibrium. Behaviorally, it’s the ability to act in your long-term best interest, consistent with your deepest values
3 min read · Jul 28th · 21st edition l Artwork by Dids Hi learners, have you ever wondered why clever individuals strive towards a goal without ever questioning the goal itself? So many people climb up the ladder only to…
As most education systems teach obedience, we rarely learn how to think for ourselves. It’s hard to become a critical thinker when grades reward conformists
Double loop learning is the antidote to this trap. With double-loop learning, you alter mental models based on your actions. You question the status quo and reflect critically on the underlying assumptions.
As most education systems teach obedience, we rarely learn how to think for ourselves. It’s hard to become a critical thinker when grades reward conformists.
3 min read · Jun 18th · Most productivity methods will tell you to focus on one thing at a time and to avoid multitasking. But a little bit of nuance is needed.
There is no doubt multitasking is a productivity killer. Research shows we are slower when we have to switch tasks than when we repeat the same task.
Self-education. First, explore different educational channels to see which one would work best for your learning goals; then, commit to one, and stick with it for a while. Don’t fall into the trap of starting a new course every few weeks without completing any
Personal development is about alternating between phases of open exploration and phases of focused efficiency. This endless loop is where continuous growth stems from
~16 min read · 2020-02-27 · The long read: For decades it has been the dominant metaphor in neuroscience. But could this idea have been leading us astray all along?
“Neuroscience still largely lacks organising principles or a theoretical framework for converting brain data into fundamental knowledge and understanding.”
“Global understanding, when it comes, will likely take the form of highly diverse panels loosely stitched together into a patchwork quilt.”
In a computer, software and hardware are separate; however, our brains and our minds consist of what can best be described as wetware, in which what is happening and where it is happening are completely intertwined.