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Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week


Every Friday, we send out an exclusive list of five unique or interesting things we’ve found (or explored) around the web during the week.

It may include books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks/tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff we dig up around the web. It’s often focused on Intuitive things and personal growth. Please feel free to spread the word with friends who would also enjoy.  

 

Here’s some great stuff to check out over the coming weekend…

 

1. ASK A MORTICIAN: WHY ARE YOU AFRAID OF DEATH?

I’ve talked before about AAM’s video on death management theory and how the fear of death can manipulate your life. To me, this video feels like the followup to that–what about death are you afraid of? How can you tackle that fear? I personally identify with #7, which is why I started watching Caitlin’s videos and educating myself more about the process of death and dying. If you experience these fears too, how can you make it part of your personal development journey?

 

 

2. ONE MINUTE LIST: 22 QUOTES THAT WILL MAKE YOU THINK

I have a love/hate relationship with quotations and sayings. I hate them when they’re platitudes, or cliche, or if I’ve ever seen them on a poster in a classroom/office. I love them when they’re smart, aren’t heavy handed, and serve as a jumping-off point for deeper thought. My favorite from this list is: “You will not be punished for your anger, but you will be punished by your anger.”

 

 

3. A BRIEF HISTORY OF EXISTENTIAL TERROR

This article was originally shared with us on the Intuitive Awakening Facebook group. It’s a really insightful look at potentially why our species experiences existential terror, and how that terror has pushed us to succeed to the point of boredom. Maybe it’s an Accuracy thing, but I adore evolutionary theory. This article covers a ton of that, so if it’s a subject that interests you I highly suggest reading it.

 

 

4. CRACKED: WHY NON-RELIGIOUS CONFESSIONALS SHOULD BE A THING

Here me out–despite the clickbait-y title, this video is super cutely animated and well written. I think humans have a tendency to overinflate the uniqueness of their experiences, and this video speaks to the weirdly universal ones we think no one could ever understand. There are two other “People Watching” videos in this series so far, and I love all of them equally. Go check them out.

 

 

5. REDDIT: HISTORY IN COLOR

As an Exploration primary, I’ve always gone back-and-forth with my interest in history. The American civil war doesn’t do anything for me. No war does, really–but on the other hand, I’m obsessed with looking at photos of vintage theme parks and colorized portraits. If both, or neither of those portions of history interest you, you should still check out this subreddit. A warning: it’s very American-centric, so if you aren’t from the US it may be less exciting for you.

 

 

 

So there you have it. Of course these picks reflect some of my personal biases and interests – but having hung around the Personality Hacker community for a while now – and being personal growth focused – I’m pretty sure you will find at least one thing from the above list to be interesting.

 

Also – leave a comment or your thoughts below. Love to hear what you think.

 

Got a tip or something you think I should check out? Email me [email protected] and put in the subject line: Fridays @ Five

 

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Addison Dunlap
Addison Dunlap is a writer, student and all around walking encyclopedia of internet chic. You can also hear her on many episodes of the PHQ Podcast.

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