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Pocket Philosopher
Human, psychologist, curator of wisdom. Writes about ideas from leading thinkers in a relatable way for our time
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Pocket Philosopher Oct 17
Just heard fascinating ⁦⁩ conversation with ⁦⁩ on sex differences. Would love to hear Angela on gender differences in intelligence & leadership on waking up pod with ⁦⁦
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Oct 15
Imagine how much more advanced society would be today if women, who comprise half the world’s brain power, were socially & intellectually enfranchised from the beginning of civilization.
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Pocket Philosopher Sep 18
As a civilisation we’re good at passing on some kinds of knowledge to the next generation. What we aren’t so good at is teaching how to live well The lesson you don’t get in school” by
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Pocket Philosopher Sep 3
“I have a lot of respect for human instincts when it comes to managing our affairs in small groups. I don’t have a lot of respect for our instincts in managing large scale policy decisions in nation states.” Evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller
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Oliver Sacks Fdn. Aug 30
Swimming in words with Oliver Sacks — a beautiful essay by on this 3rd anniversary of Oliver’s death with a short clip from The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks.
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Pocket Philosopher Aug 27
Do more of what you can uniquely do and less of what others can do
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Pocket Philosopher Aug 27
For awhile I wondered why an alternative wellbeing index hasn't replaced as the main way we measure progress. But we don't need new measures to have a better conversation about the economy
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The School of Life Aug 21
"Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat." - Jean-Paul Sartre
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Existential Comics Aug 13
When you are 15 you think no one gets you. When you are 20 you realize you don't even get yourself. When you are 30 you realize there just isn't that much to get.
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Pocket Philosopher Aug 5
Keen to join the artisanal revival in a post-work world
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Pocket Philosopher Aug 3
Overcoming is necessary for breakthroughs and in science, business, politics, ethics, and individual and cultural development
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Daniel Pink Jul 22
“Friends can exert a measurable and ongoing influence on your health behaviors in a way that a diet never can . . . The most powerful thing you can do to add healthy years is to curate your immediate social network.”
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Pocket Philosopher Jul 12
“The soul is an outbirth of that sort of philosophising whose great maxim is: “Whatever you are totally ignorant of, assert to be the explanation of everything else.” - William James on ‘the soul’ as the explanation of consciousness
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Maria Popova Jul 3
“Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life.” How to grow old — Bertrand Russell on what makes a fulfilling life:
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Pocket Philosopher Jun 15
Replying to @timminchin
This piece explains the cognitive errors that make successful people unhappy
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Pocket Philosopher Jun 13
Sonder: the realisation that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own
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Pocket Philosopher Jun 8
Replying to @TheSchoolOfLife
A 6th is for the sake of one’s child; spending time with your child’s friend’s family makes your child happy and build your community.
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Pocket Philosopher Jun 6
As schools and colleges become dedicated to workplace preparation it’s possible for educated people to encounter almost no philosophy at all
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Pocket Philosopher Jun 6
Replying to @brainpicker
Love that you used the word frenemy 💕
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Pocket Philosopher Jun 5
Haha :) I loved Anna Karenina, funnily enough, but have not been game to try war & peace. But if you find it boring, definitely shelve it!
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