Things

(Last updated August 3, 2019)

Bo Burnham 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 my dad wrote
- Really good hugs
- This piece of advice from Derek Muller
- Existentialism
- Eric Andre
- The best video ever released on Veritasium
- This podcast 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, yt)
- Movie Bar Codes
- Nathan Fielder
- Not consuming social media
- Considering counterfactuals
- The scientific method
- Open science
- Pre-registering experiments
- Effective Altruism - changing the way we do good
- Open Philanthropy Project - research and grant making for effective philanthropy
- GiveWell - outstanding giving opportunities through in-depth analysis
- This chrome extension that makes it easier to donate while shopping on Amazon
- Qualia Research Institute - building a new science of consciousness
- pudding.cool - pop culture through data visualization
- Make Happy by Bo Burnham, especially the ending
- An essay Paul Graham wrote about how to do what you love
- An essay Albert Einstein wrote on what he believes
- “Make It Count” by Casey Neistat
- “Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen” by Baz Luhrmann
- “Are You Lost In The World Like Me?” by Moby & The Void Pacific Choir