Half of Your Life in 9 Minutes

This video may feel like deja vu for the first minute because it's kind a V2.0 of "This is How Short Your Life Is". Sleep and work take up, roughly, half of our lives. In this video, I go over how to sleep better, and what some widely cited studies say about having a career you love. I conclude with what I think are some interesting statistics about our relationships with the people around us.

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Why Do We Obey Authority | The Milgram Experiments

When Adolf Eichmann - one of the main figures responsible for organizing the systematic killing of millions - was put on trial, he said that he was just following orders: this thought is frightening. This statement makes you rethink the idea of evil. It transforms evil from being the work of a small minority to a product of the vast majority. Perhaps, evil is what happens when people stop thinking for themselves and just obey the orders of others. If so, the capacity for evil lies within all of us. This is the context in which Stanley Milgram conducted his renowned experiment on obedience; it’s a chilling experiment that reminds us that with the ability for great good comes the ability for great evil.

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The 3 Methods of Persuasion | Rhetoric - Aristotle

Human beings are always in search of truth; we want to know things. To not know often causes us great pain. We search for truth, together, in various ways such as discussion, argumentation, philosophy, science, and even art. When we have conflicting views over the truth, we often enter into a game of persuasion: we try to convince the other that the belief we hold is, in fact, the true one. The art of persuasion is an important one because - in the right hands - it allows truth to win over lies. In this video, we will explore the three methods of persuasion laid out by Aristotle in his book Rhetoric.

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Can You Think Complex Thoughts Without Language? | 1984 - George Orwell

If you can hear what I’m saying right now and understand me, you can probably speak English. It’s also very likely that you think in English as well, right? For example, you might be saying to yourself, “when is this guy going to get to the point?” But, if I took all of those words out of the English language, would you still be able to think that thought? After all, you probably think to yourself in language all of the time. If you know less words, can you think less thoughts? More importantly, can you think complex thoughts?

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