Things

(Last updated August 3, 2019)

Bo Burnham (a) used to have a page on his website for things that he thought were really great. I loved that. Here is a list of things that I think are really great:
- Staring out the windows of airplanes
- This poem (a) my dad wrote
- Really good hugs
- This piece of advice (a) from Derek Muller
- Existentialism
- Eric Andre
- The best video (a) ever released on Veritasium
- This podcast (a) about drugs and the meaning of life from Sam Harris
- Psychedelics normalization
- Tacos
- Vietnamese iced coffee
- Alternate voting systems
- Meditation
- Interpersonal meditation
- Having an end-of-life celebration while you’re alive instead of a funeral when you're dead
- The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (www (a), yt (a))
- Movie Bar Codes (a)
- Nathan Fielder
- Not consuming social media
- Considering counterfactuals
- The scientific method
- Open science
- Pre-registering experiments
- Effective Altruism (a) - changing the way we do good
- Open Philanthropy Project (a) - research and grant making for effective philanthropy
- GiveWell (a) - outstanding giving opportunities through in-depth analysis
- This chrome extension (a) that makes it easier to donate while shopping on Amazon
- Qualia Research Institute (a) - building a new science of consciousness
- pudding.cool (a) - pop culture through data visualization
- Make Happy (a) by Bo Burnham, especially the ending (a)
- An essay (a) Paul Graham wrote about how to do what you love
- An essay (a) Albert Einstein wrote on what he believes
- “Make It Count” (a) by Casey Neistat
- “Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen” (a) by Baz Luhrmann
- “Are You Lost In The World Like Me?” (a) by Moby & The Void Pacific Choir