“A visual introduction to probability and statistics.”-Daniel Kunin, “Seeing Theory.” seeingtheory.brown.edu.
“To develop this test, we investigated what philosophers and psychologists have said about what humans fundamentally value, and then conducted two studies of our own, collecting and statistically analyzing the intrinsic values of 500 people in the U.S. Taking this test will help you:
1. Figure out your most important intrinsic values.
2. Discover what your unique intrinsic values say about you.
3. Understand why intrinsic values are so important.
An intrinsic value is something you value for its own sake.
Put another way, an intrinsic value is something you would still value even if you got absolutely nothing else from it. Sometimes intrinsic values are referred to as ‘terminal values,’ because they reflect the end points in our value system that all our other values are aiming at. Non-intrinsic values are sometimes called ‘instrumental values,’ because we only care about them as a means to achieve other ends.”–Intrinsic Values Test
My top value: I have agency and can make choices for myself. Surprising no one.
“Kevin Senzaki, confirmed sound wizard and also storyboard artist for VGHS and other RocketJump projects, covers the basics of what storyboards are used for and why. He also covers who typically creates them, what formats they come in, and the different styles and elements that are most often used to create clear and informative boards. If you are totally averse to drawing of any kind, you’re in luck– Kevin also shows you some alternatives to storyboards that can help you achieve the same goals in planning out your film.”
“I intended to begin a new life without modern technology. There would be no running water, no fossil fuels, no clock, no electricity or any of the things it powers: no washing machine, internet, phone, radio, or light bulb…
…What are we prepared to lose, and what do we want to gain, as we fumble our way through our short, precious lives?”—Mark Boyle, “Not So Simple.” Plough. July 4, 2019.
The channel has a bunch of strangely informative videos on space that can make difficult physics topics more accessible to people that don’t know anything about physics, like me.
- Subjective Well-being = Genes + Circumstances + Habits
- Habits = Faith + Family + Friends + Work
- Satisfaction = What you have ÷ What you want
“Think of these three equations as the first class in the mechanics of building a life. But there is much, much more where all that comes from.”-Arthur C. Brooks, “The Three Equations for a Happy Life, Even During a Pandemic.” The Atlantic. April 9, 2020
It seems like a strange argument. I would think that this is a classic nature vs. nurture argument, or in the terms of these equations, Genes vs. Circumstances. Genes are what they are, but with some plasticity depending on the adaptation response. Circumstances are the environment we are born into, which would include family and material possessions and to some extent childhood friends.
Habits I would think more in terms of mental models and fields of action. You can pick your friends. You have choice in what you want. Our selection of work and how hard he work at it is largely up to us. These choices can change our circumstances, in some cases.
So, maybe: Genes / (Circumstances / (Positive Change – Negative Change))
However, I can see how this formulation lacks the aesthetics for a general audience.
See also: Authentic Happiness for other test measures.
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“Search Spotify’s 20 million songs and play or jam along with chords and recommended scales.”——https://www.standardguitar.com/spotify-chords
Exactly what it says on the tin.