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Learning

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This page is under-construction, but I've found that if you know something exists, you're much more likely to find it/figure it out, so I didn't want to remove that value while we wait for me to have time to figure out what belongs here and how to best present it.

Money

xkcd dove into money in 2011 and this was the result:

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Enlarged version here
There's also an awesome infographic of the proposed 2021 US budget that helped me to get a sense of spending and also a sense the sorts of adjustments in allocation that take place.
This is an interesting take on the rise and fall of empires and how that affects the world’s reserve currency. (And why non-fiat currencies matter.)

Race/Equity/Inclusion

These are some concrete things that helped me better understand white privilege (and help me handle some of my underlying defensiveness)

A great Washington Post article on the economic divide broken down by race in the US

Consent

(I think this is a British version of a video made by Blue Seat Studios and it just seems better with the accent for whatever reason)

Apologizing

"When I find myself in tough conversations,

when I am being held accountable,

when I am called to unlearn, relearn, or just learn —

This is my mantra."

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"It’s been a game-changer.

Less armor. More learning."

- Brené Brown

2 part podcast on "How to Apologize"

Emotional Literacy - – being able to recognize, name, and understand our feelings

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See also

and the section which includes Gendlin’s Focusing.

Ray Dalio’s understanding of the global balance of power.

He has a book “Principles”, a free app with the content of the book, and is currently writing a series of essays about the rise and fall of empires, all of which can be found on his website:

People are often very bad at recognizing and rewarding the things that make their life better.

All the way from recognizing the way that infrastructure like interstate highways allows for access to goods, to the effort their parents put into trying to make them feel loved and supported, or the way their secretary comes in early or a skilled coworker doesn’t draw attention because they’re smoothly handling problems that come up, or the value they get from a powerful laptop with good internet or from eating a healthy diet.

There’s even a problem where people don’t value the work you do if your skill level makes it look effortless. (e.g. a locksmith being tipped better as a n00b vs later when he unlocked the door much faster for the customer after years of honing his craft)

(What might this mean for work that is meant to be done in a way that looks effortless, e.g. women’s work?)

Bill Wurtz's "history of the entire world, i guess"

(he's not usually dealing in education, but he initially did something like this for Japan and it was so well-received that he made this one)

What the World Eats - Families with their weekly stash of food.

American photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio have traveled the world documenting that most basic of human behaviors—what we eat. They have published a bunch of award-winning books, but this is just a small photo gallery from their project, “Hungry Planet,” which depicts everything that an average family consumes in a given week—and what it costs.