(Inspired by Tim Ferriss's “5-Bullet Friday,” a list of what he is enjoying or pondering.)
What I’m reading —
In the World, the second book of Gorky's autobiographical trilogy. Though still live a hard life, different from My Childhood, Gorky met more people and won chances to have a broad view over the world.
... (books) gradually became as necessary to me as vodka to the drunkard. They
showed me a new life, a life of noble sentiments and strong desires which incite
people to deeds of heroism and crimes. I saw that the people about me were fitted
for neither heroism nor crime. They lived apart from everything that I read about in books, and it was hard to imagine what they found interesting in their lives. I had
no desire to live such a life.
What I'm watching —
A Brighter Summer Day (1991), directed by Edward Yang, based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax. It's a movie about the tragedy of idealists since the world won't always pay back your effort.
Podcast I’m listening to —
Joe Rogan Experience #1309 - Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur and angel investor, a co-author of Venture Hacks, and a co-maintainer of AngelList.
I've listened it three times, there are so many inspiring topics:
- The ability to start over.
- Read for understanding.
- Everyone could be rich.
- Creative thinking distinguish human and AI.
- Basic understanding other than memorizing.
New favorite app —
Ketchup lets you catch up with the people and the topics that you care about on your own terms. I used it for less procrastination on Twitter and Reddit.
Quote I’m pondering —
“We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.”