Farnam Street Blog

Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 11.55.19 AMThe Farnam Street Blog embodies the rich possibility that the Internet can provide to the ever-curious mind through the medium of an informative blog. The highly praised Shane Parrish, writer of the blog, gathers in one place thoughts from across multiple disciplines. These can be, among others, from the fields of literature, philosophy, education, and science. They are presented as spoken interviews and written articles plus he offers a weekly newsletter with his latest postings.

These are among the recent  postings on http://farnamstreetblog.com/

The Dangers of Planning: Goals Gone Wild — “[W]hat motivates our investment in goals and planning for the future, much of the time, isn’t any sober recognition of the virtues of preparation and looking ahead. Rather, it’s something much more emotional: how deeply uncomfortable we are made by feelings of uncertainty.”

Following your Passion is Horrible Advice

Accountability — Excerpts from a talk Parrish gave at Bradley University.

The Structure of a Story — “Context is the part most of us miss, which is why a lot of our stories are confusing and boring.”

Using a Decision Journal can Help you Make Better Decisions — “Odds are you’re going to discover two things right away. First, you’re right a lot of the time. Second, it’s often for the wrong reasons.”

Chris Hadfield on Life, the Universe and What’s Really Out There — “And you need to honor the highs and the peaks in the moments — you need to prepare your life for them — but recognize the fact that the preparation for those moments is your life and, in fact, that’s the richness of your life.”

Plus an interview by Bill Moyers with Neil de Grasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe:

Becky Mayer

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