Sunday Wisdom No. 9

Happy Sunday!

A very Happy Diwali to you all! Diwali is the festival of lights, and it’s one of the most popular festivals in India. Diwali symbolises the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.

However, instead of staying home, this time I took and impromptu trip to Goa. If you have restaurant recommendations, please send them my way.

In the meantime, I'm excited to share this email with you. Here’s your weekly dose of fat-free wisdom.

Latest from Coffee&Junk

Take Some of Your Own Time For Yourself TooWe often get more engrossed in the balance-sheet of a business than that of our own life. We convince ourselves that we’ll live for ourselves later, after we have accomplished what we have set out to do.

Externalities: Handling Things That Are Out of Your Control — An externality is something that affects us without us agreeing to it. Externalities can be both positive and negative. Understanding the types of externalities and the impact they have in your lives can help you improve our decision making, and how you interact with the world.

Worth Your Time

Buffet Lines Are Terrible, But Let’s Try to Improve Them Using Computer Simulations — “My company has a buffet every Friday, and the lines grow to epic proportions when the food arrives. I’ve suspected for years that the “classic” buffet line system is a deeply flawed and inefficient method, and every time I’m stuck in the line has made me more convinced.”

Fear is boring, and other tips for living a creative life — “We’re all creative souls already, we just need to figure out how to harness inspiration and unleash the creative spirit within.”

Cached Thoughts — “It’s a good guess that the actual majority of human cognition consists of cache lookups. This thought does tend to go through my mind at certain times.”

An Idea For You

Rather than saying, “I cannot do that,” try asking, “How can I do that?” Rather than accepting a statement, ask yourself a question you can answer.

“How can I get wealthy?” over “I cannot get wealth”. 

“How can I run 10 km?” over “I cannot run 10 km.”

“How can I start a business?” over “I cannot start a business.”

This is small change in language, but a great shift in perspective.

Quote to Ponder

“If you think that moral reasoning is something we do to figure out the truth, you’ll be constantly frustrated by how foolish, biased, and illogical people become when they disagree with you.”

Jonathan Haidt (Social Psychologist)

As always, please give me feedback. Do you have any comments, questions, or tips that you wish to share? Anything that you liked in today's edition? Let me know. Just send me a note! 👋

The past three editions of Sunday Wisdom: 0807, and 06.

Until next Sunday!



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