I find I’m lacking practice in my life. Yoga practice, guitar practice, programming practice, practicing material I’ve recently learned (for retention), practicing a 2nd language, practicing random acts of kindness; all sorts of practice. I think a lecture on Marxism as “a Philosophy of Praxis” that I watched recently, along with a couple of talks given by Jordan Peterson (here and here), have really thrust the notion of practice to the front of my purview.
Practice can be fun, and even when it’s not, knowing that it’s crucial to improvement should be enough to motivate me to do it.
I’ve been going through this Yale “Foundations of Modern Social Theory” course, and this is the best lecture so far. This lecture has taught me more about Marx’s ideas & theories than I’d known up to this point. And while I don’t know nearly enough to consider myself a Marxist by any stretch, my appetite for more has been whetted and I’m glad there are two more remaining lectures in the course on Marx.
Rare that we get clouds like this in San Francisco:
There are a handful of reasons I want to visit Ireland some day soon, but right up near the top is the language.
Name your towns right, countries, and I will tour you.
Thanks to Mike for the tip.
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