Here are the things I find worth sharing this week.
- My post about a scientific, fail-proof method to study and retain complex and lengthy material introduced by no other than Tony Buzan.
- A note on how unforgiving and overdisciplined we have become.
- I have always believed that having a linear goal at every stage of life is as important as breathing fresh air and eating healthy food. You can survive in pollution and on unhealthy meals but the quality of life is not the same. Ann Rand was an author much ahead of her time; that might be one of the reason she is my favourite.
- Creativity can be found anywhere? Even in dog’s pooh. I have yet to see a more colourful place than Valparaiso where residents hire street artists to paint murals on the outer walls of their houses.
- November is approaching fast. In three weeks and three days, many of us are going to have sleepless nights, early morning and social boycott to participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). An international internet-based writing initiative started in 1999 from a humble beginnings where a few people got together to write a novel in a month. In 2005, it became a non-profit organisation. This year over 400,000 people word-wide are expected to write 50,000 words in thirty days.
I have been participating in the initiative since 2012 and won it twice. Winning or no winning I will be participating again this year to write a non-fiction book which has been lurking in the background ever-since I started this blog. You will hear about it more next month.
This week I changed some rules. First, I started posting everyday (to put more pressure on me). Second, I reduced the number of things I share through the newsletter from ten to five (to reduce the pressure on my readers and myself). I thought ten new things every weekend are bit too much for everyone. I would like to hear what you think. Drop me a line through the comments section below.
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