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🎁 Valentin's Present - Timelapse of the future, expiring & long-term knowledge, wish you enjoyed - then practice it

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🎁 Valentin's Present

April 1 · Issue #31 · View online
The best content I've ever found. Mouthwatering concepts, tempting questions, juicy books, delicious songs, exquisite short films, and other surprises.

Provoking Picture
by @ronnaldong
by @ronnaldong
Mouthwatering Concepts
Expiring vs. Long-Term Knowledge
How much of what you read today will you still care about a year from now?
This is a concept I find useful to be mindful of what I’m consuming. There’s several articles about this idea — here’s excerpts from a great and short one:
Expiring knowledge catches more attention than it should, for two reasons. One, there’s a lot of it, eager to buzz our short attention spans. Two, we chase it down, anxious to squeeze out insight before it loses relevance.
Long-term knowledge is harder to notice because it’s buried in books rather than blasted in headlines. But its benefit is huge. It’s not just that long-term knowledge rarely expires, letting you accumulate it over time. It’s that compounds over time. Expiring knowledge tells you what happened; long-term knowledge tells you why something happened and is likely to happen again. That “why” can translate and interact with stuff you know about other topics, which is where the compounding comes in.

Tempting Question
What are 2 things you wish you enjoyed doing?

Exquisite Short Film
Incredible video of what the future all the way until the end of time is estimated to look like:
TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time (4K)
Finger-licking Quote
“Reality isn’t confined to one domain. Your thinking shouldn’t be either.” — Zat Rana
“In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.” - Albert Schweitzer — extra quote, relevant to the picture above
Delicious Music
New songs, released 2 days ago:
You, by Shaggy. Added to my Swagyu Beef playlist.
Birdsong, by Ludovico Einaudi. In Pianolax.

Note: to all the people that joined from Twitter, welcome :). You probably joined because you were interested in my Tweet about my Digital Brian System and me saying I’ll make a video. This weekend I visited Mexico City. It was a great time but didn’t have much time to finish the video. Will most likely post it sometime this week and include it in next week’s newsletter!

Hope you have a great week,
Valentin
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