The Popcorn Effect
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In this week’s newsletter: The Popcorn Effect, Web3 starter pack, Charles Darwin’s notes, date a fruit and a new project.
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Essay of the week
The Popcorn Effect in TL/DR version:
“Every interesting idea, conversation, quote, tweet, have a popcorn effect to it.
Inspiration & art is everywhere, it’s the corn becoming a popcorn moment. That’s the moment that gives the most fulfilment.”
In 2018, I went to a conference. There I attended a session given by a speaker named Deydos.
He is by far one of the most interesting humans I’ve ever met in my life.
His session was something called Popcorned by DeyDos (You can watch his Ted Talk here)
That session left an incredible popcorn effect on me.
Everything we do and say has a popcorn effect to it.
How to make popcorn?
Heat the oil, Add the corn kernels, and wait for the right moment to open the pan.
You open it too soon and you got popcorn jumping out and got too many uncooked kernels. You open it too late and the corns are burned.
It’s the same in every aspect of life. Let it be finance, relationships, startups, side hustles, writing, etc.
Taking the money out too soon is bad and not investing for too long is worse.
Got an idea? taking action without planning anything is bad and sitting on the idea for too long is worse.
If you got an idea then evaluate the odds. Too many people just jump on things without evaluating the odds of the idea working.
You are opening the pan too soon. You have to figure a few things out before working on an idea.
But it is also not good to sit on the idea for too long. Remember last time you had an amazing idea but then you never evaluated or worked on it.
90% of problems in life come from either thinking without acting or acting without thinking.
10 Interesting things for you 🙌
1. How people think (Blog)
2. Something from my Twitter👇
3. Web3 starter pack (Blog)
4. I’ve been going on evening walks and listened to this one👇 very interesting.
5. Interesting Human of the week:- Charles Darwin often gave his old papers to his children for them to doodle on. Thus, much of what survives of his original Origin of Species manuscript represents the best of his children's writing and drawings, rather than the best of his work (Read more)
6. Question of the week:-
Quick story behind how I came up with this question 😂
7. Video of the week:- This barbershop in Brazil made a GTA inspired ad
8. Current read: This is not from my current read but a friend of mine sent me this 👇
9. Meme of the week:- Elon buys 9.1% of Twitter’s stock and gets on board :D
10. Quote of the week:
“So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” - Jorge Luis Borges
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"A great man is hard on himself, a small man is hard on others." - Confucius
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Persistence without insight will lead to same outcomes - Boba Fett
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Check out some previous newsletters:
Diderot Effect (Read)
Life’s lines of Closeness (Read)
Cathedral Thinkers (Read)
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