Jason Fried

June 21, 2022

Heard Something, Read Something, Saw Something [#13]

Hey!

Back again with another installment of Heard Something, Read Something, Saw Something. So, what do we have this time...

Heard Something
Really enjoyed this heady Making Sense episode that asks "Do you really have a self?" Theoretical conversations like these feel like a massage for the mind. They get down to root assumptions upon which so much is built. After listening, I find myself looking up and wondering more. Maybe you will too.
Hear it: https://www.samharris.org/podcasts/making-sense-episodes/282-do-you-really-have-a-self

Read Something
"Projections: A Story of Human Emotions" by Karl Deisseroth completely blew me away. It's absolutely beautiful writing about some of the darkest mental states and conditions we know. The stories are fascinating, the science he invented is illuminating, and the whole work is immensely powerful. It had me both in tears and in awe. One of the best non-fiction books I've ever read, hands down. The author reads the audiobook too, which makes it even more personal. Highly recommended.
Read it: https://bookshop.org/books/projections-a-story-of-human-emotions/9781984853691

Saw Something
I enjoy all things Richard Feynman, and this animated short uses text from a speech he gave in 1955 on the wonders of life as the backing track. A lovely way to spend 4 minutes and 21 seconds.
See it: https://vimeo.com/700869688

Until next time.

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-Jason