Adam Smith warned us about sympathising with the elites | Psyche Ideas


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With that said, let’s take a look at our books of the week!


Who Will Cry When You Die? by Robin Sharma

1-Sentence-Summary: Who Will Cry When You Die? helps you leave a lasting legacy of greatness after you’re gone by giving specific tips on how to become the best version of yourself and the kind that makes others grateful for all of your contributions to their lives and the world.

  1. Being honest and knowing how to put failure into perspective will help you be happier.
  2. Imitating children and taking care of your body are two great ways to rediscover the joy in life.
  3. Stop complaining by adopting a more proactive mindset and looking more at what you can contribute than what’s wrong.

If you want to make a difference, be happier, and live a lasting impression on those around you, this book is for you.


Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein

1-Sentence-Summary: Super Attractor will help you become happier, find your purpose, overcome your fears, and begin living the life you’ve always wanted by identifying the steps you need to take to connect with a higher spiritual power.

  1. Every thought you have sends vibes out to the universe, the only question is whether they’re good or bad and which they’re bringing back to you.
  2. It’s okay to want to feel good and admitting this is the first step to making positive energy a habit.
  3. Appreciation is the best way to make your dreams become reality.

If you want to become the kind of person who attracts success, this book is for you.


Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas

1-Sentence-Summary: Winners Take All helps you see the ultra-rich in a more accurate light by identifying their shady strategies, including using the idea of “making the world a better place” as a front that only serves as a way to solidify their wealth and power.

  1. The elite control social progress, which we think is happening for our benefit but really only benefits them.
  2. Inequality is rampant because the “win-win” attitude of the ultra-rich is actually a lie to cover up their plans to only look out for themselves.
  3. Powerful people often deny their influence, which ironically just cements their status even further.

If you want to see why most of the elite are wolves in sheep’s clothing, this book is for you.


That’s everything for now, we hope your new week is off to a great start!

Happy reading,
-Nik


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Love


One can find volumes and volumes of prose and poetry about love, but there are very, very few persons who have found love and experienced it. No amount of reading, listening and learning can ever tell you what love is.Regardless of how much I explain love to you, you will understand it less and less if you think you can grasp it through the intellect or imagination.

“Hafiz describes the bare truth about love when he says:” ‘Janab-e ishqra dargah basi bala tar-azaq’l ast;Kasi in astan busad kay jan der astin darad.’”‘The majesty of love lies far beyond the reach of intellect; only one who has his life up his sleeve dares kiss the threshold of love.

——AVATAR MEHER BABA[LISTEN, HUMANITY. By Meher Baba. NARRATED AND EDITED By D.E. Stevens. An Avatar Meher Baba Trust eBook June 2011Copyright © 1957 by Sufism Reoriented, Inc.Copyright © 1982 Avatar Meher Baba Trust]

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is National Be Nice Day? Be it big or small, any act of kindness is something to celebrate. National Be Nice Day encourages us to make someone else’s life just a little bit happier. Commit to walking in the light of positivity all day long. Be nice!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Always show kindness and love to others. Your words might be filling the empty places in someone’s heart.”

— Mandy Hale

Did you know…

… that Sunday was World Animal Day? This day is not just for domesticated animals; it’s for wild animals, endangered species, and those threatened by environmental devastation or lack of protection. This day is a reminder to appreciate and respect all living things that are a part of our ecosystem. Volunteer at a local shelter or conservation center, join in a peaceful protest, or donate to your favorite animal rights organization. Make your voice heard!

— Suzy Kassem

The first rule of the game


The first rule of the game

“All players must agree to not cheat.”

It’s simply too difficult to enumerate all the rules necessary to engage with people who don’t have goodwill about the process. If you want to cheat, you’ll figure out how to cheat.

When all the players enroll in the spirit of the game, the game works. No matter what the game is.

Cultures and industries change. They often embrace the idea of fairness and a mutual respect for agreed-upon rules. But, over time, the spirit of the game can fade–and it incurs a cost on all the participants, because it’s difficult to move forward if you’re not sure what the rules actually are.

As the stakes have risen in marketplaces–of ideas, of commerce, of governance–it’s become more acceptable to play to win while cheating. To buy a slot on a bestseller list, to coerce or to collude, or to rig an outcome of one sort or another.

No one wants to be hustled.

Breaking the first rule ensures that the rest of the systems will be under great stress. Let’s play or let’s not play. But cheaters aren’t welcome.

courtesy: Seth Godin’s newsletter

Quotes of the week


Edgar Allan Poe“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.”

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Kin Hubbard“The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.”

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Khalil Gibran“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.”

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Napoleon Hill“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”

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Winston Churchill“Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”

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Emily Dickinson“Fortune befriends the bold.”

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word of the day


WORD OF THE DAY
Pantophagouspan-TAH-fə-ɡəsPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Greek, mid-19th century
1Eating all kinds or a great variety of food.2Omnivorous.
 
Examples of Pantophagous in a sentence “We promise the wedding reception menu will be pantophagous.” “I’ve always been a pantophagous eater, and I don’t have any food aversions.”

wisdom quotes


The more you know the more there is to enjoy.
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. (Ralph W. Sockman)
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Hope springs from the knowledge that there is light even in the darkest of shadows.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. (Desmond Tutu)

fun days in october 2020


21. Fun days

World Pasta Day Content Marketing Ideas

International Coffee Day – 1 October

World Smile Day – 2 October

World Card Making Day – 3 October

World Animal Day – 4 October

World Space Week – 4-10 October

Mad Hatter Day – 6 October

Curious Events Day – 9 October

Fire Prevention Day – 9 October

World Egg Day – 9 October

International Skeptics Day – 13 October

Global Handwashing Day – 15 October

Boss’ Day – 16 October

Dictionary Day – 16 October

No Beard Day – 18 October

Mother-in-Law Day – 25 October

World Opera Day – 25 October

World Pasta Day – 25 October

Halloween – 31 October

World Thrift Day – 31 October

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: X Witty costume ideas for Halloween
  • Infographic idea: What’s the right way to wash your hands?
  • Video idea: Easy-to-make pasta dishes you should try out
  • Podcast idea: How can you get the best deals at thrift stores?