Welcome to Wednesday, Apexians. J.D. joining you from beautiful New Orleans, Louisiana. Or maybe I should say tasty New Orleans, Louisiana.
This is my third trip to NOLA, and by now I’ve learned that I need to surrender to the fact that I’m going to get fatter while I’m here. That’s just how it’s going to go when you’re surrounded on all sides by delicious food and drink.
Anyhow, here are the links I’ve gathered for you today. It’s another installment in which all of these are really good.
The truth is made of details. [Raptitude] — “Playing with resolution applies to ideas too. The higher the resolution at which you explore a topic, the more surprising and idiosyncratic it becomes. If you’ve ever made a good-faith effort to “get to the bottom” of a contentious question — Is drug prohibition justifiable? Was Napoleon an admirable figure? — you probably discovered that it’s endlessly complicated. Your original question keeps splitting into more questions. Things can be learned, and you can summarize your findings at any point, but there is no bottom.” Like most of David’s essays, this is excellent. It’s a real gem.
Gen Z falls for online scams more than their boomer grandparents. [Vox] — “Older Americans also date, shop, bank, and socialize online. But for every generation except for Gen Z, the technologies that enabled that access weren’t always available. There’s a difference between someone who got their first smartphone in college and someone who learned how to enter a password into their parents’ iPad as a kid.”
The key to good luck is an open mind. [Nautilus] — “Wiseman didn’t stop there. He turned these findings into a ‘luck school’ where people could learn luck-inducing techniques based on four main principles of luck: maximizing chance opportunities, listening to your intuition, expecting good fortune, and turning bad luck to good. The strategies included using meditation to enhance intuition, relaxation, visualizing good fortune, and talking to at least one new person every week. A month later, he followed up with participants. Eighty percent said they were happier, luckier people.
Okay, that’s it for now. Come back tomorrow for more, my friends!