Getting What You Give

Getting What You Give
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Today's recommendations...

Reciprocity: Getting What You Give

Shane Parrish | Farnam Street

'For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction'

Over time, the likelihood of reciprocal interactions increases, and thus it’s a much better strategy to try to make them positive. The more people you help, the more people you will have willing to help you. (11 minute read)

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Is Quiet Quitting A Real Thing?

Khe Hy | Rad Reads

'It’s one thing to constantly think about work. It’s another when your entire job can be handled from a piece of glass in your pocket'

Quiet Quitters set the boundary. But that doesn’t guarantee that they’ll find what’s worth throwing themselves wholeheartedly into. (3 minute read)

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Why Is It So Hard To Escape Short-Term Thinking?

Ari Wallach | Big Think

'The pace of technological development, particularly when untethered to ethics, exacerbates presentism, heightening our short-term tendencies. It doesn't allow us to think outside the immediate moment'

Short-termism is both rooted in our most primal instincts and encouraged by runaway technological development. How can we fight it? (6 minute read)

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Algorithms vs Humanity

Andrew Keen | Engelsberg Ideas

'Artificial intelligence, a term describing computer algorithms that programme smart machines, has become so ubiquitous out here in Silicon Valley that the phrase is used rarely'

What sort of humanist thinking should we be pursuing in the age of smart machines? Is humanism compatible with AI? (10 minute read)

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Quitting Single-Use Plastic In Japan

Melinda Joe | BBC Future

'Production of plastic bottles in Japan has jumped to a staggering 23.2 billion per year, from 14 billion in 2004'

Japan is one of the world's biggest plastic waste producers, thanks to its love of packaging - but a week of going plastic-free in Tokyo reveals surprising solutions. (8 minute read)

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📺 Video: Robotic Surgeons Are Coming To A Hospital Near You | Freethink | 6 Min

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🎙Podcast: Dr Gabor Maté on Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture | Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee | 2Hr 7Min

A renowned expert on addiction, trauma, stress and childhood development – and someone with a unique understanding of how our spiritual, emotional and physical lives are connected.

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🤔 Something to think about: 'Following your passion is a luxury. Following your values is a necessity' - Adam Grant


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