πŸ’Œ 22: The art of staring into space

Reading time: 20-30 minutes

β€œThe really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure. There will be a wide margin for relaxation to his day. He is only earnest to secure the kernels of time, and does not exaggerate the value of the husk.”

- Henry David Thoreau

Hello there!

I have this ideal picture in my head of you, dear reader, opening this week's issue while grabbing your favorite weekend beverage. β˜•οΈπŸ₯€πŸ₯ƒπŸ· You'd sit down on a comfy chair and read for 30 minutes. Then you'd stare into space, letting the ideas soak in.

Being lost in thought can also be time well spent. When we interchange purpose with productivity, we feel ashamed for "doing" nothing but contemplate.

But in this pause, there's an opportunity for harvesting new insights and ideas.

This is why I craft each issue to take up around 30 minutes of your reading time. So you can spend more time digesting them πŸ›°


Here are this week’s curated articles worthy of your time investment:

πŸ“… Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule | Paul Graham | πŸ•° 5 minutes

One of the simplest explanations for why there are different perspectives on time blocking. This is a must-read for everyone to develop empathy. If you're a maker, you can share this with your manager πŸ˜‰

πŸ›‘ Stop reading the latest news if you want to be better informed | Ephrat Livni | πŸ•° 4 minutes.

The advice seems absurd but when it's from a renowned futurist, you might reconsider.

πŸ’½ A Trippy Visualization Charts the Internet's Growth Since 1997 | Lily Hay Newman | πŸ•° 5 minutes

Here's a breathtaking visualization of how much the internet has grown after 27 years.

πŸ§’ Teaching Children Philosophy | Prindle Institute | πŸ•° 2 minutes (or so)

Even if you're not a parent, this is a resource if you're interested in philosophical discussions. I do believe that adults can benefit a lot from reading children's books, too. Here’s an example.

What resonated with you the most and how will you apply it next week? Reply to this email or share it with me on Twitter! 

Always thankful for you,

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