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Five Things – 28-01-17

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Indifference is a power—Aeon

Choosing a life philosophy is hard, but if you’re looking I can suggest Stoicism as a good starting point. This article is a great overview of the stoic philosophy. It clarifies the difference between the modern definition of “stoic” and the philosophy.

If you enjoy the article and want to explore more, check out the top 3 books under Philosophy here.

The Trolley Problem—Eoin Duffy

The “Trolley Problem” is a classic ethical dilemma. If you’ve never encountered it, Eoin Duffy does an excellent job explaining it. This video explores how people react to it, and why it is such a interesting problem to explore.

The Beginner’s Guide to Deliberate Practice—James Clear

As the title says, this is a great beginner’s guide to the art of deliberate practice. If you’re looking to improve any skill, deliberate practice is the way to go.

As Peter Drucker once wrote: “What’s measured improves”. Paying attention and taking measurements is the sure way to improve. As long as you act on the data.

One Man’s Quest to Change the Way We Die—The New York Times Magazine

Death is something rarely talked about in the modern age, as if not speaking of it will allow us to live forever. It’s good to see that there are people out there, focused on talking about death. Making death more comfortable for everyone involved.

Westworld: What Makes Anthony Hopkins Great—The Nerdwriter

Anthony Hopkins is one of the best actors to ever live, and this video explores why. His understanding of the script allows him to fill in the gaps that the script doesn’t cover.

If you haven’t watched Westworld yet, you should. It explores some interesting topics, and the production is amazing. The entire team should be proud of the art they created.