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Technology spreads unreality

The reason we’re so comfortable around friends is because we can strip away the plastic and can be ourselves, zits and all.

The problem with social media is that while it allows for the perfected self, it also undermines reality. Juxtaposing our screen lives and raw selves can make us feel fraudulent.

Technology spreads unreality.

The law of attraction says that we can achieve what we think, visualize, and collect. But what colonizes parts of our mind with fantasies and ideals also deceives us.

Technology may spread unreality, but there is no substitute for facts.

No matter how many times we pollute Instagram with the edited self, the squares decompose as quickly as they’re shared.

Life doesn’t recycle on the internet’s stage.

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‘The greatest secret of a powerful memory is to bring information to life with your endless imagination’

Kevin Horsley: 'The greatest secret of a powerful memory is to bring information to life with your endless imagination' #imagination #memory #knowledge hard work quotes, life hacks, work tips, do the work, time management, do the work that feeds your soul, do the work quotes, motivational quotes for success, memory techniques, mind maps

“The greatest secret of a powerful memory is to bring information to life with your endless imagination.”

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‘Write drunk, edit sober’ 🍺✍️

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In a recent study done by professor Andrew Jarosz of Mississippi State University reveals that drunk people are more creative at problem-solving.

We gave participants 15 questions from a creative problem-solving assessment called the Remote Associates Test, or RAT—for example, “What word relates to these three: ‘duck,’ ‘dollar,’ ‘fold’?”; the answer to which is “bill.” We found that the tipsy people solved two to three more problems than folks who stayed sober. They also submitted their answers more quickly within the one-minute-per-question time limit, which is maybe even more surprising.

What Jarosz’s study showed is that impairment of focus is a boon for creativity. Sober people tend to overthink. Being a little tipsy loosens the need for perfection and crowd-pleasing.

“Aha!” Let’s relax and unwind

The study is not an excuse for artists or anybody for the matter to get drunk. But what it says is that our intention to be serious and focus all the time can get in the way of outside the box thinking.

Keep in mind that Ernest Hemingway only imbibed after his writing sessions ended so take the study for what it’s worth. Nonetheless, here’s Hemingway kicking a beer can.

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Heart work is head work 🗣️🅰️

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The mind is the kite, the heart is the string.

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X-Ray Anatomical Heart

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Finding your long lost twin

    doppelganger‘I’M NOT A LOOK-ALIKE!’ by Francois Brunelle

There are lookalikes, and then there’s doppelgängers. It is strangely pleasing when you see your replica — it is like looking into the mirror. However, it is odd when you mistake a stranger’s face for someone you know. Tim, is that you?

“it’s when you see someone and you think it’s the other person. It’s the way of being, the sum of the parts.”

Of course, when you put two lookalikes side by side you start to notice the subtle differences in their hair shape, eyes, mouth, teeth, and nose. Our brains process faces like we do maps.

 

“the brain employs an area known as the fusiform gyrus to tie all the pieces together. If you compare it to finding a country on a map, this is like checking it has a border with France and a coast.”

Naturally, many people look the same because they share common traits. According to the article, 55% of the world’s population has brown eyes. There’s an abundance of ‘average faces.’

But there’s only so many genes to pass around. So what are the chances your twin is out there amongst 7.4 billion people, waiting to be found? It’s unlikely. The population has to be around 150 million to statistically stand a chance.

“It is entirely possible for two people with similar facial features to have DNA that is no more similar than that of two random people.”