This month’s YouTube channel is a long-time favorite called The School of Life. To my knowledge, the initiator of the channel is Alain de Botton, who is a modern philosopher. They also have a website where they sell books and other items. There are many reasons why I subscribed to the channel.
Yesterday, we celebrated my dad’s birthday. This means that the whole family came together, including my sister and her family. I always enjoy spending time with my nephew, as I don’t see him very often. This is an entry that highlights the mind of a child and what I want to copy from him.
I like to watch political satire like Late Night with Seth Meyers, or The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, or The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. They all have two things in common. They are funny, and they are male. But, there is a female perspective on things, too: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Yesterday I had some time to dig in my treasure trove. This is a long list of YouTube videos, I added to a list to watch them later. One of them was from Salman Khan, the founder of the Khan Academy. In his TED talk, he spoke about the educational system and the role mastery should play in it.
Deeply embedded in my life motto is to understand. I want to help others to become happier by understanding themselves and others. I think that through really wanting to understand ourselves and others, we can alleviate most of our pains. But how to become good at understanding?
This month’ YouTube channel is again one of my favorites. Once a month, they post educational videos on a wide array of topics. Its name: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell. The team says about themselves that it creates “Videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism“.
To achieve a lot during the day, my believe was that I have to work a lot. And breaks are a waste of time. But this only lead me procrastinating and taking even more breaks. This, in turn, strengthened my belief that breaks are a waste of time. But contrary to my initial belief, can you use breaks to be more productive?
What are two of the most horrible sentences a human being can hear? “You cannot….” and “I cannot…”.
Oh boy, how much I was looking forward to writing about this book. And, at the same time, I was stalling, because I don’t know whether this entry will do justice to the book and its value. What I can tell is that it shaped my understanding of parenting and leadership to quite an extent. That is why the book: Marva Collins’s Way: Returning to Excellence in Education is so dear to me.
I love to learn new things. Besides reading books, a second favorite way of acquiring knowledge is through YouTube channels. I have a long list and from this month onward, I will share one of my favorites once a month. Today, I will start with one of my absolute favorites: Lemmino