June 8, 2023: Why You May Do Your Best Thinking in the Shower

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This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp ๐Ÿ‘‹

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!)

๐Ÿ“š 3 Good Articles for You

Be All In: Unlock Your Full Power
by Leo Babauta (4 mins)
The author realizes that they are often only halfway committed to things they do, and encourages readers to imagine what it would be like to be fully devoted to something. They acknowledge that it's hard and scary, but being all in creates deeper trust and relationships. The author suggests noticing where you're only half committed and how it impacts your life, and catching yourself when fears show up as a safety mechanism. This is not about adding more expectations or shoulds, but about practicing deepening.
๐Ÿ”— Glasp Community Highlights

Why AI Will Save the World
by Marc Andreessen (26 mins)
AI has the potential to profoundly augment human intelligence and improve outcomes in almost every domain of activity. It will drive economic growth, create new industries, new jobs, and wage growth, resulting in heightened material prosperity across the planet. The fear that AI will rise up and destroy us is a profound category error. AI doesnโ€™t want, it doesnโ€™t have goals, it doesnโ€™t want to kill you, because itโ€™s not alive. The actual risk of AI and inequality is not that AI will cause more inequality but rather that we will not allow AI to be used to reduce inequality.
๐Ÿ”— Glasp Community Highlights

Why You May Do Your Best Thinking in the Shower
by Richard E. Cytowic M.D. (3 mins)
Taking a shower or engaging in other mindless activities can lead to creative insights and problem-solving. When the rational mind is focused on a problem, it takes up much of our mental bandwidth, but mindless tasks allow our subconscious thoughts to roam freely. These solitary activities can become meditative and relaxing, opening us up to new ideas and perspectives. The white noise of the shower also blocks outside stimulation, creating mental space for creative insight. Walking is another mindful activity that can ground us in the present moment and lead to great ideas.
๐Ÿ”— Glasp Community Highlights

๐Ÿ“ฃ Community

  • ๐ŸŸฅ Community Meetup:
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    Did you know that you can share a list of articles with others? By adding tags to articles and copying the link to your Glasp profile, you can share a list of the articles in a specific category!

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Kei and Kazuki

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