The Thinking Bat Newsletter

Thinking Bat
A thoughtful amalgamation of blogs on philosophy, psychology, and thinking!
Created 04 Aug 2020
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  • Pratfall Effect: How your imperfections make you more likeable
    23 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 3 2
    When our psychotic nut head professor left the school to pursue his career somewhere else, we were assigned a new maths teacher in 9th standard. She, our new teacher, was the epitome of perfection. Ex...
  • utility of the unreal
    09 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 5 6
    An Instagram account recently posted a statement that got me thinking for a few days. One of her followers challenged her belief in astrology by saying that it is not “real” as there is little to no s...
  • 36 Life Advice From Sam Altman
    02 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    I turned 30 last week1 and a friend asked me if I'd figured out any life advice in the past decade worth passing on. I'm somewhat hesitant to publish this because I think these lists usually seem holl...
  • Introspection And Objects Around You
    26 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    You are not an individual having independent experiences. You are a part of an interconnected network of humans embedded in the complex framework of society. Not only do the people but the objects in ...
  • Logistical Thinking
    13 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    When I make an argument about something, I start with some specific axioms or facts and then follow along a consequent branch of axiomatic or factual ideas to come up with a conclusion. I call this pr...
  • Mental Model: Rock Logic vs. Water Logic
    05 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 5 2
    Rocks are solid and have a rigid form. They have a definite structure. While on the other hand, water doesn’t have well-defined boundaries. It is as real as a rock, and yet its permanence is not defin...
  • Think Like da Vinci: Part 2
    21 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    In the previous part of this essay, we discussed the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and the mental tools we picked from his legacy. He was probably the first swiss army knife the history ever encountered...
  • Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci
    14 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 9 4
    When you think of Leonardo Da Vinci, you probably think of the Mona Lisa or the Last Supper. Even though Vinci's fame rests on his paintings, he was many things besides being an artist. With a passion...
  • Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci
    14 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 7 4
    When you think of Leonardo Da Vinci, you probably think of the Mona Lisa or the Last Supper. Even though Vinci's fame rests on his paintings, he was many things besides being an artist. With a passion...
  • The Top Idea in Your Mind — Paul Graham
    31 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 5 1
    Ideas are the currency for intellectual exchange. And there are two sets of ideas that travel through the network of neurones in our brain. The first set includes thoughts that we deliberately force o...
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