May 20, 2024: The Deeper Benefits of Reading Fiction Most Don’t Realize

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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 Deeper Benefits of Reading Fiction Most Don’t Realize
by Neeramitra Reddy (8 mins)

  • Reading fiction offers profound benefits beyond mere entertainment, challenging the notion that it is a "waste of time."
  • Immersing oneself in novels can be a deeply enriching experience, often overlooked by those focused on productivity and self-help.
  • Fiction has the power to inspire true change and personal growth, contrary to the belief that it is just a leisurely pastime.

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Are we too busy to enjoy life?
by Anne-Laure Le Cunff (4 mins)

  • Being constantly busy can create an illusion of productivity, serving as a defense mechanism to avoid confronting deeper truths about our lives and desires.
  • Not everyone has the luxury to manage their time, but those who do often fail to question whether their busyness truly brings them joy or satisfaction, potentially missing out on meaningful experiences and personal growth.
  • It's important to evaluate the quality of our activities and their impact on our well-being and to prioritize "time well spent" by engaging in activities that nurture our passions and relationships.

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Hack to the future: How to conquer your “projection bias”
by Kevin Dickinson (8 mins)

  • Projection bias leads to poor decisions: People mistakenly assume their future preferences will match their current ones, causing misguided purchases and habits.
  • Financial and lifestyle impacts: Examples include buying convertibles on sunny days and over-ordering food when hungry, leading to regret and financial strain.
  • Mitigation strategies: Acknowledge potential changes, set personal rules like avoiding shopping when hungry, and use cooling-off periods before big purchases.

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