firstly, a couple of good askReddits:
What is the most underrated luxury item or service that is completely worth the extra expense?; discusses the merits of paying more for higher quality things that will last longer than their cheap counterparts, and gives some good examples such as:
- good quality knives (quicker, safer, cooking becomes more enjoyable)
- nice bedding / mattress (large portion of life spend sleeping; sleep well)
- hiring a cleaner (time saved offsets expense)
- tailored clothes, good quality shoes (comfortable, looks good)
what are some morals or code you have for yourself?. I love reading stuff like this, even if all the stuff in there isn’t necessarily compatible with what I think. I’ve been reading Ray Dalio’s Principles lately, for the same reason. I won’t pick out any specific ones from this list – take a look for yourself.
Next, another thread from Reddit (I’ve been nailing it this lunch time): Bill Gates’ AMA. Points of interest include:
- how he spends time with his kids: “I like to tour interesting things with my kids like power plants, garbage dumps, the Large Hadron Collider, Antarctica, missile Silos (Arizona)“
- an Economist article about Nordic politics
- A TED talk he gave about climate change
And finally, completely unrelated, the Journal of Bhutan Studies.
Hopefully there’s some interesting stuff there. Sorry for the lack of context / expounding.