Some of the shows I’ve seen and insights they prompted:
I watched this History Channel documentary around the same time I was studying worldviews. It gave the facts, but completely missed the foundation; namely, why these terrible atrocities were committed in the first place.
Having a proper worldview matters because it shapes how we see and relate with reality. It’s the backdrop to everything. When you read/watch the news this week, notice how often the information is presented without any explanation of the underlying belief systems that led to the events.
Not as good as the movie, but still enjoyable. Got me thinking about if I would take a smart drug like NZT if A) such a thing existed, and B) it could be consumed without harmful side effects.
I was a little surprised by my conclusion. In all likelihood, I’d decline. Why? Because it wouldn’t be good for me. It would increase my capacity without improving my character. The fact that I have to work for a better brain makes me a better person, not just a smarter person.
“40 hours into the race, 88% of the runners have quit. 5 remain.”
Fascinating look at a secret and grueling race. Had me reflecting on how success looks different for different people. Sometimes just showing up for a challenge and giving it your all is a win.
I’ve always been into airplanes and WW2, so this series was a natural fit. Looking at the lives and careers of all these aviators, I came away with this: Be the obvious choice. Plan for and act towards success.
What are you watching and learning lately?