Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week
Every Friday, we send out an exclusive list of five unique or interesting things we’ve found (or explored) around the web during the week.
It may include books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks/tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff we dig up around the web. It’s often focused on Intuitive things and personal growth. Please feel free to spread the word with friends who would also enjoy.
Here’s some great stuff to check out over the coming weekend…
1. WHY HAVEN’T WE CONTACTED ALIENS?
I was having a conversation last night with a friend about Elon Musk’s “we’re living in a simulation” claim. We eventually got to the topic of our significance in the universe and how, regardless of our real world/simulation status, humanity’s fate is equally as vague to us. (This isn’t any sort of religious commentary though- we just cannot concretely prove our purpose [if there is one] in the universe at the moment.) I had conveniently read this article beforehand, and told her all about the Fermi paradox and the weird lack of alien contact with our world. The idea that we are an anomaly, or that we are too primitive to communicate with extraterrestrials is fascinating to me. What would we do if we found out we were totally alone? What would we do if we found out we aren’t? Click here to read the article.
2. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY PEOPLE
I am not someone who is especially in tune with my emotions. I don’t want to blame it on being an Accuracy user, but I’m not sure that being an xNTP is especially helpful in becoming emotionally self-aware. I’m prone to checking it in other ways, like online lists. What do you think of the list? Do you think these are markers for emotional health in an individual? I’m not personally sure if I would take it with too much weight- however, I definitely struggle with habit 1 (gaining back control after a failure) on this list. Click here to read the article.
3. PHOTOS OF HAVANA, CUBA, 1900
I’m the sort of person that gets nostalgic for time periods that I didn’t live in. I’m pretty sure I’ve felt that way my entire life, and a lot of Exploration drivers/copilots I talk to feel the same way. MessyNessy recently published an article about color photos from around 1900, and I instantly fell in love. I don’t necessarily think I’d actually want to live in Cuba, but I think I idealize what I imagine it would have been like. The palm trees are just too pretty. 🙂 Click here to look through the album.
GUESS WHAT? PERSONALITY HACKER HAS NEW YOUTUBE VIDEOS UP!
4. CHELSEA IRISH: OVERCOMING VICTIM MENTALITY
Our new content editor, Chelsea, is a fantastic person. I could probably gush about her for an entire article, but I’ll try to give you the tl;dr: She’s incredibly intelligent and gives good advice. She reads good books. I love the video she just posted to Youtube this week about victim mentality. I think “playing the victim” is something most, if not all, of us have to overcome. Chelsea’s story is worth checking out. Click here to watch the video.
5. JOEL MARK WITT: DEVELOPING SELF AWARENESS
In a similar vein, I could probably write a whole article about how much I admire Joel. Joel, Antonia, and I have recently had quite a few conversations about self-awareness and its various forms. We’ve tried to figure out how to spot it, how to learn it, and what it looks like in others. I think Joel does a fantastic job of summarizing some of our conclusions and thoughts in this video. Click here to watch Joel’s video on self-awareness.
So there you have it. Of course these picks reflect some of my personal biases and interests – but having hung around the Personality Hacker community for a while now – and being personal growth focused – I’m pretty sure you will find at least one thing from the above list to be interesting.
Also – leave a comment or your thoughts below. Love to hear what you think.
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