• Made You Think –– Homo Deus
    • Why does a particular action – such as getting married in church, fasting on Ramadan or voting on election day – seem meaningful to me? Because my parents also think it is meaningful, as do my brothers, my neighbours, people in nearby cities and even the residents of far-off countries. And why do all these people think it is meaningful? Because their friends and neighbours also share the same view. People constantly reinforce each other’s beliefs in a [[self-perpetuating loop]].
  • The Defining Decade –– Meg Jay
    • The problem with feeling distant from the future is that it leads to abstraction, and abstraction leads to distance, and round and round it goes. The further away love and work seem, the less we need to think about them; the less we think about them, the further away they seem. [[The More We Know, The Less We Know]], [[self-perpetuating loop]]
  • The Obstacle is the Way –– Ryan Holiday
    • The philosopher and writer Nassim Nicholas Taleb defined a Stoic as someone who "transforms fear into prudence, pain into transformation, mistakes into initiation and desire into undertaking." It’s a [[self-perpetuating loop]] that becomes easier over time.