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Shane Parrish (Farnam Street)
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When the world doesn’t quite agree with our ideas, we often begin distorting our own cognition. We confuse should with is, and then complain or rationalize when reality shows we’ve gotten the wrong answer.
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“You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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“Even the skeptical historian develops a humble respect for religion, since he sees it functioning, and seemingly indispensable, in every land and age.” 
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I was fascinated most by +Steven Pinker - cognitive scientist  discussion of what an elite education should entail. This tells you a lot about his mind
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Perhaps not fair, but I wonder how Eurocentric his "10,000 years of human culture, hundreds of years of modern civilization" would be.
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The biologist E.O. Wilson has written a great little book on what being a scientist really means, and what the process is really like. 
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+Shane Parrish sings the praises of active note-taking, asking questions, drawing parallels, and connecting the dots to form new ideas based on what you read.
Whether you read for information or entertainment, reading well depends on your engagement with the material. Just ask Shane Parrish, founder of the Farnam Street website and newsletter. Farnam Street is geared towards helping people read better, and over the past few years, it has attracted an audience of voracious bibliophiles, CEOs, and knowledge workers, all hoping to get more out of what they read.
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As the year heads toward an end, what better way to reflect than look back on the pieces that moved you.
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We can use these activities as functional definitions of the term: (a) mindfulness reminds us of what we are supposed to be doing, (b) it sees things as they really are, and (c) it sees the true nature of all phenomena.
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INTERESTING WHERE DID THIS QUOTE COME FROM? AS IT DOES NOT APPLY TO ALL HUMANS. CORRECT ME!
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