In this complex world, compressed schedules, and persistent cognitive strain, what could be helpful than the words of wisdom written long ago:
Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it - Thales
Or an artwork that introduces to a new long-angled perspective:
Or a natural phenomenon that helps in decision making:
All creatures respond to incentives to keep themselves alive. This is the basic insight of biology. Constant incentives will tend to cause a biological entity to have constant behavior, to an extent. Humans are included and are particularly great examples of the incentive-driven nature of biology; however, humans are complicated in that their incentives can be hidden or intangible. The rule of life is to repeat what works and has been rewarded. - fs blog
What is Wisdom Mining?
This is a weekly collection of bite-sized "wisdom" mined from books, articles, arts, and literature. Following are key features of this project:
To bring perspective for expanding minds, ideas for solving problems, lessons from known patterns, and tools for thinking better
Productivity, Growth mindset, Reading, Thinking
This is crowdsourced 👩🏼🤝🧑🏾 because we can have only one mind, but can source wisdom from many. If you have read something that made your brain dance, feel free to contribute here.
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Each newsletter includes wisdom sourced from the following areas:
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Literature / Fiction 📘
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