January 2, 2023: Happy New Year! Wishing you a wonderful 2023!
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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
Labeling Yourself is Keeping You Down, Do This Instead by Nir Eyal (3 min) We should stop labeling ourselves with nouns and instead use verbs to identify ourselves. This is an effective way to release "trapped priors" which are tainted perceptions of reality caused by past experiences. Labeling can limit potential and lead to negative self-perception. Focusing on our behaviors instead of fixed characteristics can help us become Indistractable and improve our lives. 🔗 Glasp Community Highlights
How to Be Happier Without Really Trying by Eric Barker (9 min) Epicurus felt life should be about pleasure, not drudgery and boredom. He suggested choosing pleasure wisely, focusing on Necessary pleasures, and avoiding Corrosive desires. We should prioritize satisfaction over success, surround ourselves with friends, and be grateful for what we have. We should savor past, current, and future pleasures, and seek "enough" - satisfaction beats success. 🔗 Glasp Community Highlights
Don’t Treat Your Life as a Project by Kieran Setiya (7 min) Don't treat your life as a project or a narrative arc, as this can lead to feelings of failure or misplaced bravado. Instead, appreciate the abundance of an incident in life and the small successes and failures that come with it. Life is not a success or a failure, it is simply something to be lived. Don't let the lure of a dramatic arc distract you from the joys of living. 🔗 Glasp Community Highlights
🟩 Let's learn together and leave it for future generations📚 We are grateful to contribute to human society by learning together and passing on what we have learned to future generations. Thank you to all of you who are learning with us and supporting us, and we wish you all the best for 2023!
🟥 Monthly Community Meetup on Jan 13th: Our first community meetup in 2023 will be held at 11:00 am on January, 13th (PST). We look forward to meeting and chatting with you :) Please feel free to jump in and out. You can register for the event from here 🤝
We found some people who mentioned Glasp in their articles and blogs, and we appreciate all the kindness!
Thank you all for sharing and mentioning us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or in your blogs 🙂 We appreciate all of your support! Please feel free to ask us anything at any time! Also, feel free to join our Slack community ;)
Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter! See you next week ;)
Best, Kei and Kazuki
-- Quote of The Day: "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." — Confucius
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