Bulletproof your parenting? 💎 Issue #81
Plus: another simple, yet brainy, internet game.
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And now, the best things I found on the Internet this week.
New to me 💡
How Chinese philosophy can help you parent | 15 min read
👨👩👧👦 I chose to read this on purpose, after last week’s “optimize for kindness” article. Well, they go so well together. This one focus on two great schools of Chinese philosophy, Confucianism and Daoism, and it does a better job in describing what is really the alternative to defining “success” as money + good grades. Also, these Psyche articles are organized in a way that is a pleasure to consume.
🌷 “Ancient Chinese philosophers believed that real success is not measured by prestige, fame, money or power. A successful life – a life well lived – is one in which a person flourishes: they are happy, fulfilled, and find meaning in what they do and who they are.”
Bulletproof Your Decision-Making | 5 min read
🧪 Here’s a systematized approach to improve your decision-making: five steps with examples of how they work and backed by research. In short: identify what is needed to convince you, come up with alternative paths, know what you prize the most, validate what you think is a given, and predict negative scenarios.
🧠 “A good rule of thumb: Before deciding between two options, force yourself to identify at least three more. One study found that, when forced to identify at least one additional option, 20% of participants ended up choosing one of the new options. This was an option that previously had not even been considered! Additionally, this subset of participants reported significantly higher levels of satisfaction with their decision after the fact.”
Wiki History Game | x min play
🗿 How good are you with dates of historical events?
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