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All Debates Are Bravery Debates | Slate Star Codex
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There are some people who need to hear each side of the issue. Some people really need to hear the advice “It’s okay to be selfish sometimes!” Other people really need to hear the advice “You are being way too selfish and it’s not okay.”
life  communication  how_to 
30 minutes ago by UnchartedWorlds
The Surprising Power of The Long Game
In everything you do, you’re either playing a short term or long term game. You can’t opt out and you can’t play a long-term game in everything, you need to pick what matters to you. But in everything you do time amplifies the difference between long and short-term games. The question you need to think about is when and where to play a long-term game. A good place to start is with things that compound: knowledge, relationships, and finances.
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13 hours ago by sandykoe
“How to Grow Old” by Bertrand Russell - Ben Yan
Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being.
life  death  philosophy  meditation 
13 hours ago by artomultiplo
10 quotes from Meditations to unlock your inner Stoic
Stoicism is an increasingly popular philosophy for our overworked, anxious world.
life  marcus-aurelius  philosophy  pocket-recommendation  quote  stoicism 
22 hours ago by kogakure
The Science of Well-Being | Coursera
“The Science of Well-Being” taught by Professor Laurie Santos overviews what psychological science says about happiness. The purpose of the course is to not only learn what psychological research says about what makes us happy but also to put those strategies into practice.

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yesterday by rvlanen
Einstein’s most effective life hack wasn’t about productivity
"I am truly a 'lone traveler' and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude."
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yesterday by JohnDeHope3
Dr. Elon & Mr. Musk: Life Inside Tesla's Production Hell | WIRED
"“We called it management by Twitter,” a former Solar City employee said. “Some customer would tweet some random complaint, and then we would be ordered to drop everything and spend a week on some problem affecting one loudmouth in Pasadena, rather than all the work we’re supposed to do to support the thousands of customers who didn’t tweet that day.”"
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yesterday by ssam

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