#1 / On The Running Novelist, The Environment Diet, Idea Generation, and more.

This newsletter is meant to be a carefully crafted recommendations of interesting things on the Internet, delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday.

Welcome to the first issue of The Swipe File. This newsletter is meant to be a carefully crafted recommendations of interesting things on the Internet, delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday. My goal is to continue to provide you with a hand-picked selection of ideas, books, and thought-provoking stuff to read, watch, and listen, but also mix in other compelling, inspirational, and fun material. I'm excited to try out a few ideas and hope I can count on your continuous support!

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Read, Listen, Watch

The Running Novelist | The New Yorker

“Let’s face it: life is basically unfair. But, even in a situation that’s unfair, I think it’s possible to seek out a kind of fairness.”

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The Environment Diet | Daniel Gross

“Feeding your mind and body right is important. But changing behaviors is a bitch. You’re doing whatever you’re doing in response to a feedback loop. We make the mistake of assuming that willpower alone will break the chain. It won’t. Mood (or willpower) is very transient. Unless you crack your own algorithm, you’ll fall right back into old habits once it fades.”

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On writing more - bookbear express

“Honesty is different from openness. In our world today every secret can be instantly shared—in the guise of letting you knowing me better I could post pictures of my breakfast, do kpop dance covers in TikTok-viral leggings I bought off Amazon, share my runs on Strava, take off my clothes on Onlyfans or play video games from my bedroom. The paradox of modernity is that you can share your entire life and still not have said anything that matters to you. Exposure can be, but often isn’t, the same thing as intimacy.”

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Obvious to you. Amazing to others. | Derek Sivers

“Hit songwriters often admit that their most successful hit song was one they thought was just stupid, even not worth recording.

We’re clearly bad judges of our own creations. We should just put them out there and let the world decide.”

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Letter from a Region in My Mind, by James Baldwin | The New Yorker

“Whatever white people do not know about Negroes reveals, precisely and inexorably, what they do not know about themselves.”

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Idea Generation - Sam Altman

This blog by Sam Altman provides a interesting insight on startup ideas and how to generate them.

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Thanks for reading,

Samyak