All posts under 365Project:2019

#773 Patience

“Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.” via “Lexico: Patience”   

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#772 Those who work much do not work hard

“The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure. There will be a wide margin for relaxation to his day. He is only earnest to secure the kernels of time,[…]

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#771 Learning how to learn

“When you put yourself in a situation where you really suck at something, it’s really good for you, it’s good to suck at things and try to get better at them…when you learn how to do something you suck at it first, you have to concentrate at getting better, that[…]

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#770 Between deep work and a good life

“Ric Furrer is a master craftsman whose work requires him to spend most of his day in a state of depth — even a small slip in concentration can ruin dozens of hours of effort. He’s also who clearly finds great meaning in his profession. This connection between deep work[…]

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#769 Life satisfaction significantly increased

“Life satisfaction significantly increased, and depressive symptoms significantly decreased. Moreover, frequency of physical activity such as jogging or cycling significantly increased, and number of daily smoked cigarettes decreased. Effects remained stable during follow-up (three months). Thus, less time spent on Facebook leads to more well-being and a healthier lifestyle.”. via “More[…]

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#767 Being who they are and living where they live

[T]hese prisoners live in poor neighborhoods with terrible schools and scant opportunities. And they’re highly policed. So the chance that an ex-convict returning to that neighborhood will have another brush with the law is no doubt larger than that of a tax fraudster who is released into a leafy suburb.[…]

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#766 Transparency matters

Opaque and invisible models are the rule, and clear ones very much the exception. We’re modeled as shoppers and couch potatoes, as patients and loan applicants, and very little of this do we see—even in applications we happily sign up for. Even when such models behave themselves, opacity can lead[…]

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#765 Man cannot live by milk alone

Harlow smelled a rat. He raised infant rhesus monkeys without mothers. Instead, he gave them a choice of two types of artificial “surrogate” mothers. One pseudo-mother had a monkey head constructed of wood and a wire-mesh tube resembling a torso. In the middle of the torso was a bottle of[…]

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#764 What makes the remembering self happy

“What makes the experiencing self happy and what makes the remembering self happy are different things.” – Daniel Kahneman From “Daniel Kahneman: Thinking Fast and Slow, Deep Learning, and AI | Artificial Intelligence Podcast” by Lex Fridman  

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