Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week
From Personality Hacker
Curated By Addison Dunlap
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…
There is a cultural meme currently circulating that all genetically-altered food is bad. I understand that in some circumstances, like single-planting season crops that have been modified to make seed producers income, genetic altering is morally dubious. But in other circumstances, like with sweet potatoes, they were naturally modified to be more palatable. Either way, this is an interesting take on the food we eat at Thanksgiving.
There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks over what, exactly, caused the outcome of our election to be so unexpected. I’ve even included links to those conversations in previous posts, citing urban versus rural, wealthy versus poor, etc. But I guess the reality, much to our collective dismay, is more complicated than that. ViHart, the channel whose video I feature today, argues that it’s partially young versus old. But the message ultimately lands on honoring those who got us into the modern era by including them in the future, something our national narrative has historically had a hard time doing.
William Gladstone, an English noble and huge fan of the poet Homer, once counted and categorized every color reference in the Iliad and the Odyssey. Red, black, and white are most common, and blue is never referenced. Gladstone thought that this happened because humans evolved collectively out of being colorblind (which, spoiler, isn’t true) but the actual answer is more odd- we don’t really distinguish blue from other colors.
Our recent PHQ about Accuracy (Introverted thinking, or Ti) has had me thinking about what narratives or styles of thought could be most helpful in our near future. As an Accuracy user, learning formal logic and philosophy has been one of the most helpful tools I’ve discovered in developing my Co-pilot process. Learning philosophy could be beneficial not only for Accuracy users, but for making our future more critical and iNuitive friendly.
A huge portion of our audience at Personality Hacker are introverts. Our friends at Introvert, Dear recently created and released a coloring book specifically for introverts that I wanted to share with you. I’m certainly someone who has hopped on the “adult coloring book” trend in recent months, but I’ve noticed I really only use it when I’m having introvert time.
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.
Got a tip or something you think I should check out? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject line: Fridays @ Five