1:33 AM. 19th July, 2015
I had been skill-ing up. Playing chess, mountaineering, driving!
Yep, I have been training. And I’m loving it! Have I told you about my obsessions? Neuro-plasticity ranks high in that list.
[Watch the series ‘Redesign your brain’, its great. At least much better than Nat Geo’s ‘Brain Games’]
During the last 24 hours of my life, I have discovered that this is what makes me happy. This is what that drives me: Learning. I want to push my limits
If you’ve checked my page in which I rant about the genius, you will understand. And its not just mathematical intelligence I value. Spatial-kinesthetic intelligence, emotional intelligence, social intelligence are all skills I’d want to get better at.
[I’ve played RuneScape]
I’m reading Daniel Khaneman’s ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’. And now I’m all over the place paranoid. Looking for stimuli that might affect (should ‘effect’ be used here?) my life. Even subconsciously.
No Facebook. No random television stuff. The non-random tv might be good. I discovered the cool Redesign Your Brain documentary over there. I prefer books, anyway. They are almost always good. Also House MD. I have watched it, and re-watched it. Dark humor. Science. Hot women.
All in all, I loved ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’. Another good book in behavioral econ is ‘Predictably Irrational’ by Dan Aierly.
This whole rationality thing. It never was a part of my personality. One fine day I randomly start watching Sal Khan’s microeconomics videos (@KhanAcademy.org) and woosh! I was all about making rational choices. After learning some basic economic stuff, I progressed onto behavioral econ. Its like econ and psychology had idea-sex to create this awesome thing that is behavioral econ.
…and then started I reading the mammoth book ‘Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid’. Its not an overstatement when I say the book changed the way I think. Enough about books. But oh!
Yesterday I also started ‘Bobby Fischer teaches chess’. But am yet to advance in it.
I like sleep. I gotta sleep now, but only after watching a documentary and if I can’t sleep, a House MD episode.
This post may not seem like much, but acts like a milestone to a great and positive change in my life.
You should go get some sleep too!