== kensho ==

Oct 2022 updates- links and thoughts

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled

How to learn?

  • Seek joy in the process as a starting point. It should excite you.
  • Read textbooks for a broad overview and structure. Popular science books tend to be for entertainment. If you truly want to deep dive - start with textbooks.
  • ‘Double click’ on a thread by reading journals / other textbooks for a complete overview
  • When you take notes - salient points only. Use it as scaffolding to organise in your own mind

In the age of information abundance, what we need is a roadmap. To narrow down options, otherwise the totality of the enterprise is overwhelming. Step by step.

How to become a better radiologist?

14 months as a radiology trainee.

  • Report more scans and get feedback
  • Learning by doing is the highest form of learning. If you aren’t applying, you aren’t retaining
  • Create your own search pattern - and stick to it.


Thoughts on calisthenics : - Body recomposition + cutting is better than bulking. - Slow incremental progress. Progressive overload is the key

How hard to train for hypertrophy?

  • Train to 2 reps short of failure (Reps in reserve)
  • Occasionally train to failure


Instead of wondering where your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from

Seth Godin

I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go. But what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye

Life of Pi

If you’re really good at something, you wouldn’t do it for free

my drum teacher

  1. http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/productivity
  2. https://infiniteconversation.com/
  3. https://arun.is/blog/desk-setup/
  4. https://ncase.itch.io/wbwwb
  5. https://stephanango.com/hybridize
  6. https://psyche.co/guides/how-to-become-an-expert-and-navigate-the-bumps-along-the-way
  7. https://sashachapin.substack.com/p/notes-against-note-taking-systems

Your natural salience filter is a great determinant of what’s most alive to you.

  1. https://humanparts.medium.com/the-mtg-color-wheel-c9700a7cf36d
  2. https://www.highexistence.com/internet-attention-economy/

A way to catch up : https://brutalist.report/


Thinking once again about the attention ‘always on’ economy. Turn off your notifications. Turn off your phone. Enter flow states.

Thinking about how to use money in the best way. Obvious heuristic is to trade money for time. Took a look at historical usage of money over the past year and how it has subjective impacted wellbeing.

Purchases that have improved QOL :

  1. Cycle
  2. iPad
  3. Portable speakers / AirPods
  4. Books
  5. High quality food / ingredients
  6. Calisthenics program
  7. Gifts for others (warm glow)
  8. Retreats - highest ROI

Purchases that I can justify based on use

  1. Youtube premium
  2. A solid camera (Fuji XT4)
  3. Drum lessons / kit

Purchases that have not significantly made any difference

  1. Expensive clothes.