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15 interesting things I read in books
I took some time off last week from everything. From Twitter, work, writing, etc.
Spent my week reading the books I had read before and taking notes. Also, I played cricket the entire weekend.
Anyway, here’s the 15 interesting things I read in books since the start of this year (Jan 2022 - March 2022) (I shared it as a Twitter thread too)
1/ “This is easily my favourite place,” said the mole
"Why? asked the boy
"Because you are all here”
2/ "Sometimes I think you believe in me more than I do," said the boy
"You'll catch up," said the horse."
3/ "What is the bravest thing you've ever said? asked the boy.
'Help,' said the horse.
'Asking for help isn't giving up,' said the horse. 'It's refusing to give up"
4/ A little plan
5/ No, my niceness is not weakness. (Page 59)
Check out my newsletter on Notes from “The Comfort Book”
Book: The Comfort Book
6/ At home, men will also act instinctively, by taking the side of the bed closest to the bedroom door - the symbolic act of defending the cave entrance.
7/ This is what a male brain looks like from the inside.
It’s mostly sex.
8/ Men just wanna go home and watch sports or something. They hate shopping.
9/ "Lots of people want to be the noun without doing the verb. They want the job title without the work."
Book: Show your work
10/ Why providing quality education is important?
11/ "The men who can manage men manage the men who can manage only things, and the men who can manage money manage all"
Book: The lessons of history
12/ How to grow tall?
13/ How come Japanese life expectancy is higher than any other country?
Learn how to live till 83
Book: Numbers don’t lie
14/ Schools are structured to help most students feel like failures.
15/ "Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but Knowledge stays." - Bruce Lee
10 Interesting things for you 🙌
1. Why millennials are always tired (Blog)
2. Something from my Twitter👇
3. Must Read: The war causing a global food crisis (Blog)
4. I watched Jeeh-Yuhs: A Kayne West Trilogy and I absolutely recommend everyone to watch it.
5. Interesting Human of the week:- This week I learned Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) first started painting when he was in his late twenties. It was only at the age of 27 in 1880 that he began attending art school. Most of his paintings date to just the last two years of his life.
6. Question of the week:-
7. Picture of the week:- Dmitry Reznikov simply held up a sign with asterisks in Moscow. A court convicted him of 'discrediting Russia's armed forces' and fined him 50,000 rubles ($480).
Remember the joke I shared in the last week newsletter?
There’s a man standing in the Moscow train station, handing out leaflets to everyone who passes by. Eventually, of course, the KGB arrests him—but they discover to their surprise that the leaflets are just blank pieces of paper. “What’s the meaning of this?” they demand. “What is there to write?” replies the man. “It’s so obvious!” (Tweet this quote)
8. Current read: Reading Project Hail Mary again. Because I want to get in a habit of reading a book before going to sleep and reading the book you love is a great way to do it.
9. Meme of the week:- no memes this week. I didn’t spend much time online.
10. Quote of the week:
"Blowing out someone else's candle won't make yours shine brighter…" - Anonymous
"Don't waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come." -Mario Quintana
(Tweet this quote)
Consistently do what you can't and you'll find yourself doing what you love.
(Tweet this quote)
Check out some previous newsletters:
Diderot Effect (Read)
Life’s lines of Closeness (Read)
Cathedral Thinkers (Read)
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