My Weekly Learnings #1 (28.03 – 03.04)

My Weekly Learnings #1 (28.03 – 03.04)

All of us consume a ton of content every single day, on various platforms and through different mediums. Said that, speaking for myself, more than a year ago, I decided to share weekly recommendations of what to read, listen, and watch titled The Last Days (50+ weekly editions posted here).

But now, I wanted to take that a step further and deep-dive into specific learnings from the week, which will help you, the reader learn specific information from a piece of content and also help me keep a track of everything that I learnt.

Although it’s difficult to keep a track of everything that you learn, every single day, or to note it down at that very moment, here’s me experimenting with this concept…

1. Over the last few decades, the intriguing and pervasive links between neuroscience and the immune system have slowly been uncovered. What might seem, at first, like an uneasy marriage between the brain and immunity has steadily grown into a fully-fledged interdisciplinary area of study.
This field is known as psychoneuroimmunology (PNI).

It is well established, in the minds of most people, that stress can induce illness and that, conversely, a fun-filled occasion with loved ones can soothe aches and pains and stave off the very same illness.

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2. People experience materialistic joy and think that’s all the joy they can experience, without also experiencing other joys of life such as intellectual joy or spiritual joy. (Gita for the Young and Restless Podcast on Spotify)

3. “Something that I call the pseudonymous economy. So the thing is that real names weren’t built for the internet. Real names are actually a technology. In fact, real names are a stolen base in many ways, even the term real name is a stolen base. It’s better called a state name or a social security name because it’s a global identifier. It’s an identifier that anybody can type into a database and pull up all kinds of information on you. And this is something where historically past cultures understood that giving out someone’s real name was actually very bad, or knowing you had power over that person. So the point is that the alternative to real names, or a single global identifier and everything, is pseudonyms, search-resistant identities, which people are already using at large-scale. There are 400 million pseudonyms or pseudonymous users on Reddit. And by the way, there’s a distinction between anonymous, pseudonymous, and real names. Anonymous is totally disposable identifier, that’s like the culture of 4chan. Pseudonymous, like Reddit, is a persistent pseudonym that accumulates reputation, but that is at a distance from your global identifier.” [Balaji Srinivasan on The Tim Ferriss Show]

4. Everyone wants to get rich, few take risks.
Everyone wants to get smart, few push themselves mentally.
Everyone wants to get fit, few push themselves physically.
Everyone wants an attractive spouse, few question their own attractiveness.
Everyone wants peace, few meditate. [Orange Book on Twitter]

5. Know your ABZs:

A: Where you are
B: Your next step
Z: Your end goal

(Shaan Puri on Twitter)