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Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE)

FIRE is a financial movement of extreme savings and investment that allows proponents to retire far earlier than traditional budgets and retirement plans would allow.

  • By dedicating up to 70% of income to savings, followers of the FIRE movement may eventually be able to quit their jobs and live solely off small withdrawals from their portfolios decades before the conventional retirement age of 65.
  • To cover their living expenses after retiring at a young age, FIRE devotees make small withdrawals from their savings, typically around 3% to 4% yearly.
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Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) Definition

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The Fear Of AI

AI(Artificial Intelligence) has got a bad rep, mostly coming from movies(The Matrix, for instance) or news articles demonizing AI’s reach and scope, stoking fears ranging from privacy invasion to space wars.

AI, and technology itself, is a double-edged sword having the capacity to either overwhelm and overpower us or be a defence mechanism for the looming future threats, depending on how we use it.

How to make sure that AI isn’t invasive and creepy

fastcompany.com

  • Introspection is simply looking in. Stopping there not only limits your perspective, but it can also diffuse it. It can lead some to pessimism, or even depression. 
  • Reflection is looking in so you can look out with a broader, bigger and more accurate perspective. Without reflection, your life becomes happenstance—activity without insight.

5 Reflective Questions to Discover Who You Are and What You Want

success.com

The Two-System Brain
  • Your deliberate system is responsible for sophisticated functions such as reasoning, self-control, and forward-thinking. It excels in handling anything unfamiliar, complex, or abstract. But it has limited capacity and gets tired quickly. 
  • Your automatic system lightens the load on your deliberate system by automating most of what you do and taking fast shortcuts that filter out “irrelevant” information and options. But it inevitably leaves you with blind spots. 
Habits or Skills

Decide whether what you're trying to improve is mostly a habit or mostly a skill: if your main problem is with doing something you already know how to do, but doing it consistently, that’s probably a habit. If your main problem is not knowing how to do something well enough, that’s probably a skill.

A Simple Strategy for Getting Better at Things

scotthyoung.com

Poetry begins with reading the words of the poems

Poetry has a reputation for needing special training to appreciate it. In the classroom, poems were often taught as if they were riddles. We were taught that poetry is inherently "difficult" and that it makes meaning by hiding meaning.

Real progress begins when we get literal with the words in the poem. Pick a word that you find interesting in the poem, and start to investigate that word.

Understanding Poetry Is More Straightforward Than You Think

nytimes.com

Art Nouveau
  • Emerged as a reaction to the Industrial Revolution of Europe
  • It embraces the aesthetic of the new industrial Europe
  • It features naturalistics but stylized forms that were often mixed with arcs, parabolas, and semicircles
  • Fond of natural forms that have been overlooked such as insects, weeds, and mythical fairies.

What's the Difference Between Art Deco and Art Nouveau?

mentalfloss.com

  • As we are generally in a state of rest, we need to fight our psychology and neurobiology to improve ourselves constantly and to be disruptive in our game.
  • Being iconic is to take the high point of today and make it the starting point of tomorrow.
  • Keep innovating, keep optimizing and don’t lose your game.

Why So Few People Are Iconic - The Daily Mastery Podcast by Robin Sharma

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The Fear Of The Unknown

One of humanity’s greatest psychological weaknesses is the fear of the unknown. The ongoing pandemic has perfectly illustrated what people do and how they react when faced with the abyss of uncertainty.

People tend to hold on tightly to their beliefs and assumptions to take the edge off, and somehow insulate themselves from the fear of the unknown, and that is when things take a risky turn.

Movie Festivals Before Today

Until the end of 2019, when everything was relatively fine globally, film festivals were a sought after event.

New blockbusters like Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, the multiple Oscar winner Parasite, and the $1 billion grosser Joker, were all screened at the Cannes And Venice Film Festivals that year.

Is The Future Of The Film Festival A Digital Experience?

vogue.co.uk

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