Do I say I have great articles for you every time I post these? Because I really love these. I even eliminated a few that were interesting, but not quite up to snuff. Categorized for easier skimming, but they’re ALL worth reading, I promise.
(Oh, and there’s a quick question at the end. Could you do me a favor and pop down to answer it? Thanks :D)
Living Your Best Life
Incrementalism is OK
— for overachievers especially, it’s hard to remember that small gains are ok, even good. This interview with Robb Wolf was a good reminder for me.
Can a Harvard Professor and Confucius Change Your Life?
— I think this article is most interesting for the way that you can watch non-religious people hungering for many of the principles of a religious life. If you’re interested in self-improvement, this is an important read.
Trusting Your Fat Friend — You should read this whole piece, but the major takeaway for me was about how often we fall into lazy and hurtful conversation patterns. Take a little time to think and speak with more faith in people.
What happens after you leave Real Housewives
— Pretty sure I recently linked another Real Housewives article, but I can’t seem to find it now. I don’t watch Real Housewives and don’t have much interest in the brand, but I am fascinated with the complexity behind the people and brands that seem most shallow.
An Indigenous Neighborhood Patrol
— I love reading about unconventional solutions that actually make a difference in city violence and drug use. This isn’t so different from the Icelandic solution I linked previously.
If at any point, Life runs out of problems to give us, then as players, we will unconsciously invent problems for ourselves. Problems are what keep us occupied and give our lives meaning
and are, therefore, necessary to conquer Levels 4 and 5 (give value and leave a legacy).
Language is not a code
— that observation alone seems pretty obvious, but it triggered a lightbulb moment for me. Because language isn’t a code (a != a), but we all think it is. Most of our miscommunications seem to arise from the incorrect assumption that someone understands us or that we understand what they meant. When, in fact, they’re using a different code. This is why I’m obsessed psychology and personality assessments–the better I understand other people’s codes, the better we get along.
— keep in mind that this is not a Wikipedia or Wikimedia Foundation project, because I’m pretty sure people will conflate those. But I’m curious to see how sucessful this idea is.
How Luke Maye went from reserve to hero
— unless you’re a college basketball fan, you probably won’t know or care much about Luke Maye or what he did. But this article is good to read because it illustrates an important concept: the iceberg of success. There is no overnight success, only suddenly visible sucess built on much invisible work.
1 Hour of Running = +7 Hours to Your Life
— So yeah, the time you lose more than balances out with the time you gain. 🙂 (Incidentally, I understand that people are built for and enjoy different sports, but it does seem like a disproportionate number of people I meet strongly dislike running. I try to be respectful about that, but I’ll be honest, it’s hard not to think that they just haven’t given it a fair shake. Why do you think people are so against running?)
Do you prefer longer Lyse Links posts or shorter ones?
I’m thinking that long ones might be overwhelming, so you don’t have a chance to read most of the articles. But it could also be that you like the options and variety. Let me know in the comments!