🎁 Valentin's Present

By Valentin Perez

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

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

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#42・

🎁 Valentin's Present - my new startup on learning

I'm obviously taking this class (link here), so if you want to take it with me, reply to this email and I'll send you my friend link so we can take the class together and you get $20 off the class.That's one big component we built into Monthly classes: commun…

 
#41・

🎁 Valentin's Present - Tops, Avicii, what thought, empathy, lies to realize truth

Re-surfacing two excellent essays by Paul Graham related to "top". The first one is about the importance of the top idea in your mind. What do you think about in the shower? If it's not what you want to be thinking about (or / and the most important thing you…

 
#40・

🎁 Valentin's Present - Range, don't want but want to want, yes theory iron man, motion

I like to frame "problems" as puzzles or opportunities instead, but my friend Luigi sent me this pic and I thought this was a cool broad summary, Yuval Noah Harari style.

 
#39・

🎁 Valentin's Present - college grads, vivid, passion, contribution, explore

A lot of my friends graduated from college this weekend / recent weekends.This 2006 article on "Advice for new college grads" from this obscure blog called Enlightened Caveman is really good (don't have to be graduating). ------Also forgot to include in last …

 
#38・

🎁 Valentin's Present - networks dynamic viz, goals/systems/values, book notes, success celebration music

Amazing new article with a dynamic medium, by one of my favorite bloggers: https://www.meltingasphalt.com/interactive/going-critical/It's about Networks, specifically diffusion (how things spread) and "going critical". Awesome explorable visualizations of ide…

 
#37・

🎁 Valentin's Present - Fear Practice, Lion vs 20 Hyenas, irresistible revolution

Different vibe from the usual I send, but I stumbled upon this artist on Instagram and his drawings are incredibly real and thought provoking:

 
#36・

🎁 Valentin's Present - expand comfort, bookstores, unreasonably effective

Hope you're having a great Sunday.

 
#35・

🎁 Valentin's Present - exercises to break down barriers, lobster stimulus, Frank Mooddy

3 Things in 3 MinutesEveryone partners up with someone, ideally a person they don’t know well. Each pair has three minutes to discover three things they have in common that go beyond the obvious, like “We’re both in this room together,” or “We’re both wearing…

 
#34・

🎁 Valentin's Present - human evolution, sapiens, earth, sugar

One of the coolest paintings I've seen about human evolution. By Octavio Ocampo.

 
#33・

🎁 Valentin's Present - want to want, playflow, do what you can't

If you weren't hiding this week, you saw the first picture of a black hole. I thought this zoomed-out version was just as amazing, but it wasn't as popular.

 
#32・

🎁 Valentin's Present - 1st Youtube Vid. Notion to be creative, why Awakening

Took me way longer than I expected to make this, but here it is: a short overview (5mins) of how I use Notion to be more creative, make better decisions, compound knowledge, be more intentional, happier, more fulfilled, and a couple other things.

 
#31・

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

Expiring vs. Long-Term KnowledgeHow 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 on…

 
#30・

🎁 Valentin's Present - Topics Forest, Horse in next life, short story of a moment

Last week I discovered it's possible to love a product so much that the company invites you to give a talk about how you use it.

 
#29・

🎁 Valentin's Present - lunch atop skyscraper, grateful of the same things, butterfly circus

 
#28・

🎁 Valentin's Present - lived vs remembered, birds, big feet

The Vacation Dilemma – Is the Ideal Life Lived or Just Remembered?"Assuming a vacation was equally enjoyable in every moment, then a two week vacation should be twice as good as a one week vacation. After all, there are twice as many moments of experiencing h…

 
#27・

🎁 Valentin's Present - mood follows action, status as a service, word phrasing power

Been learning to draw. I see it as a way to add a new dimension to ideas shared. First attempt at making a provoking picture:

 
#26・

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

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 extr…

 
#25・

🎁 Valentin's Present - a book per day, third options, ski the world

For years, I’ve been attracted to the idea of “reading one book every day”.

 
#24・

🎁 Valentin's Present - creativity like breathing, hard to recognize, drawing habit

We take in information and emit new ideas.🤯this is one of the coolest depictions I've seen of creativity. More awesome animations / expansion of this in this article.

 
#23・

🎁 Valentin's Present - Laughter in evolution, media brands, AR futures, violintense, question experiment

Some cool perspectives about humor as it relates to evolution:“Laughter is the sound of comprehension.”Humor is the mechanism where we sort out the grey area of what can and can’t be said.Humor treads at the frontier of consciousness. When a comic finds a fun…