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🎁 Valentin's Present - internal reference system, kitbull, yes theory, against all logic


🎁 Valentin's Present

February 24 · Issue #26 · View online

The best content I've ever found. Mouthwatering concepts, tempting questions, juicy books, delicious songs, exquisite short films, and other surprises.

Hope you’re enjoying Sunday!

Provoking Picture
Mouthwatering Concept
Imagine riding a complicated roller coaster and keeping track of how far along you are on the track, how you’ve been turning, and how you’ve been twisting. That much is easy.
What is not easy is appreciating that that’s all you need. You can dispense with extrinsic coordinate systems entirely. 
“These three variables [Reworking, Referencing, Releasing] together can measure your progress along any path to mastery. What’s more, they can be measured intrinsically, without reference to any external map of disciplinary boundaries. ”
From The Calculus of Grit - cool article about using internal reference systems (like a gyroscope) instead of external reference systems (like a GPS) to understand your movement through life.
Tempting Question
What big opportunities are you not pursuing that you potentially could?
Juicy Book
I believe “how good a book is” varies greatly depending on the person reading it. Situations, previous ideas exposed, mood, and taste, just like music. Even so, if this title grabs your attention, I’d check it out! Link to audiobook version.
Exquisite Short Film
Pixar just released a new short film and it’s freely available on Youtube!
Feels more 2D than their usual films, but still Pixar-good:
Kitbull | Pixar SparkShorts
Yes Theory (amazing youtube channel about how seeking discomfort is the key to unlocking fulfilling and memorable experiences) made a great video with Wim Hof about the power of the mind and how we’re capable of more than we think:
Finger-licking Quote
“The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.” — Neil Degrasse Tyson
Delicious Music
Now U Got Me Hooked by Against All Logic, which is actually Nicolas Jaar disguised by an alias. In my new House of Warmcakes playlist and Agora.
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