Khan Academy Videos The World Needs To See
I’ve been watching a bunch of general Khan Academy videos lately in a hopeful effort to reduce my ignorance about the world, and it occurred to me that everyone needs to see some of these. Cosmic Scale, the Universe, and the Big Bang Ever tried grasping how big the Universe really is? Or how the Big Bang really happened? This playlist takes about an hour to get through, but it’s the...
If it weren’t for the Internet, I’d focus more on school and be doing better...– Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction - NYTimes.com This resonates, but I don’t think his parents have anything to worry about. Filmmaking is a legitimate passion. No famous director ever received A’s and B’s in school — and it’s likely to stay that way with or...
Mingyur Rinpoche came to Davidson’s lab as one of a dozen or so meditation...– Sitting Quietly, Doing Something - NYTimes.com I find it amusing that the 10,000 hour rule has now been proven to even apply to this.
My Reading List for the Summer
As one of my hopes to become slightly less ignorant this summer, I came up with the following reading list. To keep me on track, I’ll try and do a blog post after each one. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Why We Make Mistakes by Joseph Hallinan The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (Note: summer = southern...
If you are a hiker or camper, you may have heard about Vestergaard Frandsen’s...– Clean Water at No Cost? Just Add Carbon Credits - NYTimes.com This sounds incredible. A LifeStraw is only $6.50 and provides one year of drinking water to a child (donate!). (Side-note: why doesn’t charity:water just partner up with LifeStraws and ask everyone to donate the cost of one? Is...
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us...– Norman Cousins
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.– Oscar Wilde
My 5 Rules of Living
Being my day of birth today, I started reflecting — as one does — on some of the basic and fundamental rules of living I aspire to follow. Here’s five that I came up with. Be nice. Do things that make you happy (and don’t do things that don’t make you happy.) Be around people that make you happy (and don’t be around people that don’t make you happy.) ...
That thrill of your first hire, when you’ve convinced some other crazy soul to...– Are You A Pirate? Why entrepreneurs are what they are. Sums up quite eloquently why I’ve never felt sane enough to consider another career option since I was 15, most probably at the cost of having a stable life, healthy personal relationships, realistic and achievable ambitions.
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been,...– William Shakespeare