1-1-1:Moving ahead in life, Neuroscience, & questioning Everything
Life is like a series of ripples in the ocean. Every day's flow lends to the current and flow of the next in so many ways. We are what we were and what we will be is what we are.. just that extra inch ahead or behind.
And while they might seem like leaps sometimes and being static at others, when you take a more comprehensive viewpoint, all they are, all they will be, are tiny steps. Tiny points of motion daily help us progress, even when we seem to be staying still. Because even when we seem to be waiting still, not making progress, not going ahead, something in that state of being that ensures we move forward. It's that time when we're thinking things over, planning our next leap or step.
Let's face it, the struggle to move ahead from stasis is why we think (or even overthink things). To not just consider the next step but also why we maybe shouldn't take it. The innate need to doubt, to not trust that one can do what needs to be done. Because maybe better sense says turn around and move away. Or perhaps you just lack the confidence to take on what that next step will bring. But,
Even when your mind says, "let me just sit here. Maybe the challenges in front of me will go by if I do". The simple fact is they don't go away. They just get replaced. Like ripples in the ocean, while one might subside, another will rise. All you can do is face it
When faced with a long to-do list, do you tend to feel ‘lazy’? Do you find yourself constantly self-diagnosing every symptom on Google? These odd tics and more are part of my conversation with Dr Sid Warrier on all things Neuroscience. Find out how our primal brain still controls our fight or flight response and why we are all chasing only one goal: Happiness.
Do you have the same beliefs you had ten years ago? Do you rely on facial cues to determine someone’s mood? In the podcast Taken for Granted, Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist engages in a healthy debate with Malcolm Gladwell, a Canadian journalist & author.
What I enjoyed about this podcast is how both these men challenge every idea the other introduces to the conversation. From dissecting their books, to debunking visual cues as a viable option to understand human emotions, to political climates and cognitive abilities, it is a packed conversation with so much information to absorb.
I think it is important to have sparring partners who challenge you, it makes you better! So, take a little extra time and listen to this lengthy, but delightfully balanced debate.