1 Healthy, 2 Wealthy, 3 Wise - The Pervasiveness to Loss
Love, Kindness, Kangaroo Stonk Market, Socrates, Tim Urban, Lebanon
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1 on Health 🏃🏻♀️🏃🏼♂️ - Love & Kindness
Love and kindness are the cure to it all and as CJ Thomson put it so wisely -
“You've found something real when you’ve found someone who speaks life into you”
Franz Kafka was one such novelist who instilled love & kindness (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924). A German-speaking Bohemian novelist and short-story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.
This week, I came across a simple, yet powerful story about Kafka and the Doll: The Pervasiveness of Loss.
Franz Kafka, the story goes, encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate.
Kafka offered to help her look for the doll and arranged to meet her the next day at the same spot. Unable to find the doll he composed a letter from the doll and read it to her when they met.
“Please do not mourn me, I have gone on a trip to see the world. I will write you of my adventures.” This was the beginning of many letters. When he and the little girl met he read her from these carefully composed letters the imagined adventures of the beloved doll. The little girl was comforted.
When the meetings came to an end Kafka presented her with a doll. She obviously looked different from the original doll. An attached letter explained: “my travels have changed me... “
Many years later, the now grown girl found a letter stuffed into an unnoticed crevice in the cherished replacement doll. In summary it said: “every thing that you love, you will eventually lose, but in the end, love will return in a different form.”
What it teaches us is that grief is a given. There is grief in everyones life. In fact, the great Indian poet “Shiv Kumar Batalvi” said that
“Life is a slow Suicide”. Is that a happy slow, or a sad slow, it is up to one own self. But everyone has ups and downs.”
Similarly, Kafka its saying that grief is everywhere but it’s the hope that keeps you alive. The hope that love will come back in some other shape.
Loss is not permanent. Your attitude towards loss is.
2 on Wealth 🥂🍻 Kangaroo “Stonk” Market
There are several memes going around the Kangaroo nature of stock markets and most are utterly critical and comically hilarious. I want to dedicate this wealth portion to some sarcastic realities of “Stonk” market while we have millions dying and economy decimated.
John W. B. Rich (Wealthy) @richtechexecHertz is said to be developing a vaccine
3 on Wisdom 🧠🗣Socrates & Children
I came across this wisdom….so true even after 1600 years. History continues to rhyme, just with little more twists and turns. As I read more about history, I am able to understand better about human behaviour.
9 Common Thinking Biases - we are all suffering from a lot of cognitive biases and this is a short advice on how to overcome them. Let me know which one of these you suffer from.
How Knowledge Develops - From Tim Urban who writes an excellent blog called Wait But Why. Each of his pieces are simple, yet very powerful. They tend to stick with you due to it’s simplistic illustrations along with his powerful mind blowing content.
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Permanent Assumptions by Morgan Housel - How do you analyze the world when everything feels broken? You cannot predict what’s in store for tomorrow but there are certain things that DO NOT CHANGE with time. Analyse and understand those and then try and predict the future.
From mythology to machine learning, a history of artificial intelligence - While artificial intelligence now powers smart cities, driverless cars, and home appliances, ethical concerns about the technology have existed for centuries
This is not random, the entire world is burning. One reason or another, but there is a common theme - Mistrust in their own governments, massive corruption at all levels and rise of inequality. I feel we are at the cusp of a massive change.
Continuing from above, Pomp had a great audio piece The Four Steps To The Fall Of A Nation and with each day seems like several nations are close to this. Keep an eye the dollar bonds and dollar as worlds reserve status.
From the Almanack of Naval Ravikant on education. It’s a great read and I believe when this treasure is complete, it will make a living legend of Naval. Well, he is already a legend in some eyes. Naval says,
Free education is abundant, all over the Internet.
It's the desire to learn that's scarce.
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