December 4, 2023: Why we need rituals, not routines

“When Life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her mind.“

― Khalil Gibran

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How's everything going?
This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp 👋 

We hand-picked 3 good articles for you to highlight this week. Hope they'll help you get new ideas and perspectives. (You can read this online!)

📚 3 Good Articles for You

The 6 Types of Conversations with Generative AI
by Raluca Budiu, Feifei Liu, Emma Cionca, and Amy Zhang (15 mins)

  1. Six Conversation Types: Identifies six types of AI bot conversations, each catering to different user needs.
  2. Length vs. Quality: Conversation length doesn't necessarily correlate with information quality or helpfulness.
  3. User and Design Recommendations: Emphasizes clear user prompts and UX designs adaptable to various conversation types.

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Why we need rituals, not routines
by Terry Nguyen (7 mins)

  1. Mindfulness and Creativity: Mason Currey's research highlights that rituals, in contrast to routines, are mindful practices that enhance creativity and focus. His examination of famous writers demonstrates how rituals can ease difficult tasks and instill a sense of calm and concentration.
  2. Individualized Practices: Rituals are deeply personal and vary widely, from meditation and wearing specific colors to enhance focus, to seasonal celebrations. They represent a break from mundane routines, facilitating a mental shift towards a more attentive, creative, and reflective state.
  3. Adaptive and Experimental Nature: Rituals are not rigid; they evolve with the individual's changing needs and circumstances. They encourage experimentation, allowing for personal growth and evolution, and provide a spiritual or emotional counterpoint to the productivity-focused nature of routines.

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The best way to unlock potential? Don’t focus on raw talent
by Kevin Dickinson (6 mins)

  • Talent vs. Hard Work: Highlights that success stems from hard work and overcoming weaknesses, not just inherent talent, as shown by figures like writer Philipp Meyer.
  • Growth Mindset: Stresses the importance of a growth mindset, where abilities are developed through effort, rather than seen as fixed.
  • Holistic Improvement: Emphasizes the need for balanced self-development, enhancing strengths and addressing weaknesses, to truly unlock potential.

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📣 Community

  • 🟨 Community meetup:We'll have a monthly community meetup at 9 am on December 15th (PST). We're looking forward to seeing you all! Please feel free to jump in and out. You can register for the event from here 🤝 If you'd like to get invited via Google Calendar, please send a DM to Kei via Slack or email.

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Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter!
See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki


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