Dear L, When I was a kid, I was exposed to mountaineering, and being born somewhat close to the Himalayas, mountaineering stories were always the most fascinating of stories; and with that, naturally came all the  exposure to the mountains, and it has shaped the lens through which I perceive a lot of aspects in life. And today, I wanted to talk about few of those aspects. Luck, passion, process and teensy bit of mountaineering. 'Find Your Passion' Is Awful Advice Jeff Lowe: What I've Learned Amateurs Focus on Outcomes More than Process Enjoy. Best, A...

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Happiness and little pleasures

Dear L, We start today with a simple discussion. What it means to be broken, and how we can work our way to obtain the little things that makes us happy. And we'll end with one of most brilliant short stories that I have read in past years. The Glossary of Happiness The Underrated Pleasures of Eating Dinner Early The Candle Burned - Issue 1: What Makes You So Special - Nautilus Enjoy! Best, A...

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Consciousness

Dear L, Today's topics are bit a denser than our usual picks. These are something to be mulled over, something that piques one's mind. I'll start with a short story made by Andy Weir made as a video by Kurzgesagt. And then we can move to the slightly more esoteric topics, some heavy hitting, some deep, If You Should Find Yourself in the Dark Roger Penrose On Why Consciousness Does Not Compute Do We Share DNA with ET? - Issue 80: Aliens - Nautilus Enjoy. Best, A...

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Tale of the spreadsheet punk A friend of mine builds tools in Microsoft Excel for small businesses. These don’t do much, except adding and calculating taxes, inventory, sometimes streamline very specialised workflows for a business. And these are fairly capable spreadsheets, albeit without a lot of features; Except what these were designed to do. These spreadsheets don’t sync with the cloud, don’t get backed up in case something goes wrong, they don’t offer real time collaboration features, they don’t have any bells and whistles. Most of the time, these are plain boring spreadsheet with coloured...

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Well Being And Resilience

Dear L, Before we start today, here is a famous speech by Alan Watts compiled as a little video montage. A little thought experiment if you will. And here are this weeks reads, Why Walking Helps Us Think Your 'Surge Capacity' Is Depleted - It's Why You Feel Awful How People Learn to Become Resilient Best regards, A...

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