Topics: On Excellence, Being Wrong, Curing Alzheimer’s, Employee Engagement, Stoicism & Nutrition, Running Your Own Race
BY HENDRIK MUSEKAMP
Photo by Dino Reichmuth
Hi all! It’s Friday. Hence, here is your weekly dose of hmx-weekly, a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on. Enjoy.
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
Jiro dreams of sushi is a documentary film. It follows Jiro, 85, exploring mastery. Jiro recognizes within moments if a person coming to his restaurant is right or left-handed, and serves accordingly. I totally love his commitment. Also, when 85, I’d love to be able to say, that I’d be bored out of my mind, if I stopped working. You can also find the documentary film on netflix.
ON BEING WRONG
Often we’re wrong before noticing. We are running into empty like the coyote chasing the roadrunner, without realizing we’re about to fall in just a moment.
“Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we’re wrong about that? “Wrongologist” Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.”
NEW ALZHEIMER’S TREATMENT FULLY RESTORES MEMORY FUNTION
I’m always excited when noticing such articles – gives hope.
“We’re extremely excited by this innovation of treating Alzheimer’s without using drug therapeutics. […] The word ‘breakthrough’ is often misused, but in this case I think this really does fundamentally change our understanding of how to treat this disease, and I foresee a great future for this approach.”
EATING WELL ACCORDING TO THE STOICS
At the risk of boring you to hell, I want to share more on stoicism. In this case stoicism and diet. This is taken from the dailystoic.com newsletter. Consider a subscription. This might strain your inbox, and at the same time it allows access to tidbits like this:
“A student once asked Epictetus how he ought to eat. This, Epictetus replied, was simple. The right way to eat is the same as the right way to live: be “just, cheerful, equable, temperate, and orderly.” He meant that meals embody the principles and the disposition of the person who eats them. Food means choices and choices mean a chance to fulfill our principles. [So think: being thankful, eating just what you need, tipping generously, caring about where it comes from and how it got there.
Epictetus was not alone. Philosophers have been experimenting with food for centuries in hopes of finding the best ways to be healthy and to enjoy life. (Seneca, for instance, was once a vegetarian for a year.) They sought to curb the impulse to gluttony just as strongly as they fought the urge to obsess over their weight and appearance. They looked to minimize harm and to live in accordance with nature—just as we wonder about animal cruelty or shop organic today. Ultimately, they understood that everything we do—especially something with life or death implications like diet—is a platform for philosophy, that something you do at least three times a day is worth doing well.
Remember that as you eat today!”
ARTICLES I ENJOYED THIS WEEK
- The Ridiculously Simple And Avoidable Reason Most People Hate Their Jobs
- How To Create Visual Markers on the Fly: For those who are into speed reading this is a great topic. Creating visual markers makes remembering contents way easier.
- Why Do You Do What You Do? Because You Better Know.
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