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Postcard 21: Plenty

Louie Bacaj
Louie Bacaj
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Postcard 21: Plenty

Hello from Anna Maria Island, Florida.

This newsletter will get back to a regular cadence starting next week. I am wrapping up a family vacation with lots of fishing and great memories.

For me, all the fishing and going out 50+ miles into the ocean was all a reminder that it's a big beautiful world with lots of oceans and so much fish. Something we tend to forget by watching the constant barge of bad news coming at us. This is all a metaphor that there is plenty for us out there; we just need to go and get it.

I have a few great articles and ideas for you this week and some small updates from me at the bottom.

A few Articles I've read this week:

Time dilation
You can read this post in six minutes. It took me more than an hour to write. That extra editing and polish is a benefit to the reader. You can read this post instead of 100 others, because people …

A great little article distilling how valuable all of this curation and distillation really is to us. How much of our time can be saved in the modern world.

How to Remember What You Read
The benefits of reading are negated if you forget remember what you read. This article discusses a tested system to increase retention. Learn how to use active reading to remember more from books.

This is a long article on how to do note-taking and reading content right. So it's available to us when we need it, not just in one ear out the other as they say. I am a big believer in a simple note-taking system, especially one that is searchable. Every article that I now write incorporates my notes in some way.

Digging Out

It is a nice long piece about how terrible modern media really is these days and how utterly useless it is, how much of it is pure junk and detrimental to our well-being. The very best stuff is being reported, created, curated, and done in the fringes, which just a few years ago would've been considered unthinkable.

This Tweet can sum up the entire article from Sahil:

A few ideas I ran into this week:

Speaking of Sahil, here are two other amazing ideas from him that I have experienced firsthand to be true.

A reminder that the very best ideas, the most useful ones, will only come to you after you start solving problems.

The truth is almost anyone can, but so few actually do start and keep doing. Of course, there is some exception; God forbid, someone born with some illness or becomes ill. But the majority are perfectly able, and they won't; competition for the doer is far lower than we think.

This is one of my favorite tweet threads in a long time; someone cherry-picked data from the EPA website to try to say that Global Warming isn't real, and Andrew did the research to tear that argument apart. I love most about the tweet thread is that Andrew shows us that a lot of the best research and actual thought-provoking stuff is happening on the fringes. Just like the article "The Bullshit" says.

As always thanks for reading.

A reminder that my inbox is open; feel free to reply to this email. I love hearing from my friends and acquaintances who subscribed to this weekly postcard, and I am happy to help in any way that I can.

Have a great weekend,