Ideas that keep coming back


Here I report short ideas that comes into me head the most often. I don’t judge, I just observe. 🏅 – medals mark particularly active ideas ~ – tilde sign is for ideas I recreated from memory

  • In times of interpersonal conflict, make the choice that will leave you more equanimous (internally calm) |
    Naval Ravikant
    Naval Ravikant
  • A secret of getting ahead is getting started.
  • 🏅It is easier to act yourself into a new way of thinking, than it is to think yourself into a new way of acting
    A. J. Jacobs
    A. J. Jacobs
  • Don't focus on outputs. Focus on inputs. And then score will take care of itself | Bill Walsh
  • Love is the most important force in the universe |
    Michael Pollan
    Pollan came to this realization on one of his psychedelic trips. Can love be the most foundational force that organizes our reality? One thing is to realize how cliche this sounds, another is to actually feel that this might be true. Pollan says that we are all guarding ourselves with irony and are trying to sound smart. His psychedelic trip helped him drop all of this and be able to realize the love principle in a clearer way. Anyway, there where a lot of songs, poems that were stating the same sentiment for centuries.
  • 🏅~ It's a lot harder to do something constructive than destructive. First was gunpowder (dynamite, gun) then was a combustion engine. First was the atomic bomb, then was a nuclear electricity plant. In order to make something constructive one need to make it safe, control many moving parts, sync variety of processes together. |
    Naval Ravikant
    Naval Ravikant
    on Rob Reid's Podcast
  • Three Buddhist marks of existence: impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, suffering | linked by
    Sam Harris
    Sam Harris
  • If you want to be happy hang out with people equal or less successful than you. If you want to be successful hang out with people more successful than you |
    Naval Ravikant
    Naval Ravikant
  • If fixing or saving and trying to rescue [other people] is futile, radical self-care is quantum and it radiates out from you into the atmosphere. Like a little fresh air. It’s a huge gift to the world. One people say: isn’t she full of herself? – just smile obliquely like Monalisa and make both of you a nice cup of tea. Being full of affection to self-goofy, self-centered, cranky, annoying self is home. Is where world piece begins | Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
  • 🏅~Why the Internet startup can compete with a huge companies? It’s analogous to charter plane going into the cloud. A pilot cannot see anything. It’s not that they have a radar. It's just the space is so vast that the crash with other plane is highly unlikely |
    Paul Graham
  • I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand | Jim Kwik on Kevin Rose's Show
  • 🏅🏅🏅If for you cannot do what you asked yourself to do for a long time you are probably not a good kindergarten teacher to yourself. Our brain is ancient. It's sub–divided in many ancient, animalistic parts. In order to be a functional human being you need to be to yourself like a kindergarten teacher controlling a group of children. |
    Tim Urban
    , from the message on Patreon
  • 🏅How to become smarter? Take care of your body. Your head is an organ too. | Tim Ferriss
  • 🏅We don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are | Anaïs Nin
  • 🏅🏅~ I wake up every day thinking that I don’t understand. How to live in a world that I don’t understand? | Nasim Taleb
  • 🏅99% of all effort is wasted. Focus on 1% |
    Naval Ravikant
    Naval Ravikant
    from Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
  • 🏅🏅 ~ Wisdom is just covering blind spots in one's mental model map of knowledge | Charlie Munger
  • 🏅🏅 ~Eighty or ninety important mental models will carry about 90 percent of the freight in making you a worldly wise person. And, of those, only a mere handful really carry very heavy freight. | Charlie Munger
  • Find source of the discipline, study for the rest of your life | Naval Ravikant
  • Focus on important, neglected, and tractable | Open Philanthropy project
  • 🏅We see and hear alerts about grilling, cooking, frying, baking. Those who are alerting, are quoting studies done on rats and mice ... People started cooking at least a million years ago ... People tolerate foods, that animal don’t. Animals in their natural habitats didn't eat grilled food, and therefore it is harmful to them | Udo Polmer link
  • 🏅We live in a society where incentives are such, that large companies spend vast fortunes basically manipulating you to believe that it is really important to buy crap that you don’t need and that isn’t actually benefiting you … Children act often much more compassionate, and are much more likely to think: Wow! There are children just like me on the other side of the world that we can easily help! And it’s crucial that we do that ... We don’t realize that because advertising distorts so significantly what we think good life consists of |
    Will MacAskill
    Will MacAskill
    on Sam Harris's podcast
  • 🏅🏅🏅~ In primatology almost everything is viewed through a perspective of a hierarchy in the group. In social sciences, when we talk about humans, in most cases hierarchy is not even mentioned | Frans de Wall
  • 🏅The more you know, the easier is to know more.
  • ~ Muscle radiation. When you tighten your fist your forearm gets tightened. When you do it stronger your bicep gets tightened. When you do it as strongest as you can, you arm, parts of back and neck get tightened | Charles Poliquin, on Tim Ferriss Show

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