Author: Chris Lovejoy

Chris Lovejoy

It is important to an establish a threshold for sharing content with others in life and on the internet. There is a balance between oversharing things that aren’t interesting and sharing things that can be useful to others. If someone says everything that comes into their mind, other people would get bored pretty quickly. If…

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Phones in Lectures I’m sitting in a lecture, typing onto my phone. Around me, many people are checking their phones and not paying much attention to the talk. This makes me ask — why are we here? We should value our time highly. We only have so long to learn things that will improve our life. There are some…

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Learning through examples A technique Feynman uses to check his understanding of new content is to create an example based on what he understands and check with the person explaining it is true. I can’t remember the exact examples he gave in the book but I will use a personal example that just occurred. I…

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This book is a manifesto for three ideas that the author believes will enable us to achieve a ‘utopia’. These are universal basic income, a reduction in work hours and inreased immigration. The author uses the term ‘utopia’ loosely; to denote a situation in which certain ideals have been achieved. He states that the abolishment…

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  I will give you three reasons. I am a generalist more than I am a specialist. I am not the type of person to make comprehensive summaries. I often leave tasks unfinished and resist investing too long into any one thing. Being forced to select the top three things makes you hone in on…

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To attempt innovation is no longer innovative. Everybody has an innovative idea. Innovators are praised by our culture so many desire to be innovators or ‘game-changers’. Yet attempting innovation in the conventional sense is not innovative if everyone is doing it. By definition, to be innovative you must be doing something that other people aren’t….

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Our current education system is not matched to our world’s current needs It was born during the industrial revolution when everything was about standardisation, efficiency and avoiding mistakes. The concept of 9-5 and structured hourly periods is a recent invention. This is a good way to produce large numbers of competent individuals. However, we do…

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  The ‘self improvement’ industry has many flaws but it can serve an important purpose. It’s easy to never attempt self-improvement. We may be skeptical or not consider it a worth goal. It’s also easy to get stuck in self-improvement, by giving it enough signifcance in our lives that it actually has a negative impact….