March 20, 2024




Hock's Principle, Mutual Openness & More

At a glance

Good Morning. Welcome to all the new readers of Faster Than Normal who have joined us since last week!

Here’s what we’ll cover today:

Mental Model: Hock's Principle.

Insight: Mutual Openness.

Quote: Sane Imagination.

Question: Visionary Change.

Parable: The Wind and the Sun: Kindness is King.


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| Mental Model

Hock's Principle

Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior.

Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.

Obsessive control isn't always the answer to chaos.

| Insight

Meaningful connections are built on shared vulnerability.

Challenge: Write about a time when you shared vulnerability with someone and how it strengthened your connection with them.

Example: Opening up about a personal struggle, admitting a mistake, or sharing a deep fear.

| Quote

Nikola Tesla, a pioneering inventor and electrical engineer, on the power of imagination:

"The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane."

| Question

When you think about the community or world around you, what change would you most like to see? How can your actions today contribute, even in a small way, to that change?

A Parable I Enjoyed

The Wind and the Sun: Kindness is King

The Story: A dispute arose between the Wind and the Sun about who was the stronger of the two. They decided to settle the issue by seeing who could get a passing traveler to take off his cloak first. The Wind blew with all his might, but the harder the Wind blew, the tighter the traveller grasped his cloak and wrapped it around himself. Then the Sun shined it's soft, kind rays, and as the traveller felt more of the genial warmth, he finally removed his cloak. The Sun was declared the winner.

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