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…
I found an animated interview with Stephen King today on Youtube. He discusses childhood and the subconscious–he says that he thinks we don’t remember much of childhood because “children think in corners, not in straight lines like we do as adults…like in dreams.” We know in a scientific context that it doesn’t *quite* work that way, but I love the metaphor (as I love all metaphors.)
I was scrolling through Tumblr this week when I found a list of short, scary stories. It included pieces like “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, “A Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, and other famous works. I was compelled to read most of the ones I hadn’t already, but I found one in particular that I wanted to share–Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.” I won’t say much about it, except that I think it is a delightful commentary on unhealthy Memory (Introverted Sensing).
I love movies. I think movies are some of the best gateways into understanding a culture or time period. A Youtube channel, Now You See It, covers some of my favorite movie-related topics like why characters swear, why we keep making zombie movies, and what film scores accomplish in a scene. If you’re a movie nerd, or even just interested in a new perspective on American culture, I highly recommend checking out this channel.
During a late-night search through Wikipedia, I discovered a type of thought-processing called lateral thinking, defined/invented by a man named Edward De Bono. This lead me to a page called “Situation puzzles,” and that’s what I want to share with you. Basically, you get a whole scenario and have to figure out the answer using only yes-or-no questions. When I was reading through the description, the data-collecting process felt very Accuracy (Introverted Thinking) to me.
Buzzfeed has done a couple “Powerful Images of the Year” pieces in the past, and I think this post is a good summary of a very memorable (but arguably very bad) year. I don’t include these photos as a summary of my beliefs, or a belief that Buzzfeed is a credible, unbiased news source, but I do think images are incredibly powerful introspection fuel.
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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