Curious Friday: Seinfeld on failure, massive growth of chicken, how to change someone’s mind, and more.
Episode - 20
Welcome to Curious Friday!
Here are 1 Quote, 1 Article, 1 insightful Tweet, 1 Podcast, and 1 Question to consider this week.
Today at a Glance
Quote: How to change someone’s mind.
Tweet: Chickens are getting massive
Article: The Attention Diet
Podcast: Seinfeld on Failures
Question: 1 Question for you
"The best arguments in the world won't change a single person's mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.” - Richard Powers
A good story could do miracles.
This thread is a crazy dive down a rabbit hole I didn’t know I wanted to go down (i.e. the best kind of rabbit hole). A lot to unpack here as it relates to “Big Food” and the lobbying groups that impact what we consume on a daily basis. I would recommend this as a must-read thread.
By the way, don’t challenge 2005 chicken to a fight. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
The Attention Diet - By Mark Manson
We live in an unprecedented time when we are overflowing with information. This article explains how to take care of our attention and focus.
Distractions have become so pervasive in the digital age that we've come to accept them as normal. But we can escape their grip and free our minds.
Grab a Coffee or something and read the article which is worth your time.
Jerry Seinfeld—A Comedy Legend’s Systems, Routines, and Methods for Success
This episode of The Tim Ferris Show was incredible.
Jerry’s insights on the creative process were super interesting—creativity comes in bursts!—but it was his perspective on failure that left a lasting impression:
“If you could take your experiences and ask to trade them in, the last ones I would trade would be the failures. Those are the most valuable ones.”
Truer words have never been spoken. Failures shape you. Embrace them.
One Question for You
Ask this question for yourself.
“Am I willing to look foolish today so I can learn something that will make me better tomorrow?”
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