While researching articles, I encounter too many interesting concepts. I don’t have enough years in my life to write an article about every one, so I seasonally curate them into lists. This is the spring 2023 list (the winter 2022 edition can be found here.)
In a world drowning in text, I’m a big fan of concision, so I’ve aimed to summarize each concept into tweet-length paragraphs. Most of these are new, but a couple have been taken from previous lists or my articles, as I felt they deserve a wider audience.
Obviously, these lists aren’t intended to give you a comprehensive view of each concept, but rather to offer its essence to provoke curiosity and hopefully prompt your own research. So please, regard each entry in this list not as a complete explanation but as an entrance sign to a fascinating rabbit hole.
Just because someone is intelligent, doesn’t mean their intelligence is pursuing intelligent goals. It’s possible to devote a genius-level intelligence to justifying idiotic opinions and behaviors. Tragically, a common fate of intellectuals.