The Notebook: Issue 05

Hi there,
The email is a list of books, movies, blog posts, interviews, video clips and other stuff I found interesting and feel worth sharing.
I hope you’ll like some of the stuff I am sharing.
Please don’t hesitate to give me your feedback.
Here it goes…
A Book Worth Sharing –
I have recently read this crime fiction novel ” Six Four ” by Hideo Yokoyama.
The Novel is gripping and very different from normal whodunnits.
It reads more like literary fiction rather than crime fiction.
A masterpiece.
The Guardian ends the review with this sentence… ” There’s much talk these days of binge viewing; here is a binge read.”
A Movie Worth Sharing –
Hong Sang-soo is one of my most favourite film directors.
There’s one very interesting thing about his films…
His movies are, mostly on characters who are filmmakers or film professors.
I just love his films. Maybe because I can relate to his protagonists so much!
Don’t miss this one.
Here’s the trailer
An Idea Worth Sharing – 
In a shocking but beautiful article writer Ozan Varol explains why  “Facts Don’t Change People’s Minds.” and what can be done about it…
Here are some excerpts…
“The mind doesn’t follow the facts. Facts, as John Adams put it, are stubborn things, but our minds are even more stubborn.
As a result of the well-documented confirmation bias, we tend to undervalue evidence that contradicts our beliefs and overvalue evidence that confirms them.
We filter out inconvenient truths and arguments on the opposing side. As a result, our opinions solidify, and it becomes increasingly harder to disrupt established patterns of thinking.
Humans operate on different frequencies. If someone disagrees with you, it’s not because they’re wrong, and you’re right. It’s because they believe something that you don’t believe.
When your beliefs are entwined with your identity, changing your mind means changing your identity. That’s a really hard sell.
A possible solution, and one that I’ve adopted in my own  is to put a healthy separation between you and the products of you. I changed my vocabulary to reflect this mental shift. At conferences, instead of saying, “In this paper, I  .,” I began to say “This paper argues . . .”
This subtle verbal tweak tricked my mind into thinking that my arguments and me were not one and the same. Obviously, I was the one who came up with these arguments, but once they were out of my body, they took a life of their own. They became separate, abstract objects that I could view with some objectivity.
It was no longer personal. It was simply a hypothesis proven wrong.
We live in a perpetual echo chamber. We friend people like us on Facebook. We follow people like us on Twitter. We read the news outlets that are on the same political frequency as us.
This means our opinions aren’t being stress tested nearly as frequently as they should.
Make a point to befriend people who disagree with you. Expose yourself to environments where your opinions can be challenged, as uncomfortable and awkward as that might be.
Marc Andreessen has a saying that I love: “Strong beliefs, loosely held.”
Strongly believe in an idea, but be willing to change your opinion if the facts show otherwise.”
Read the complete article here
A Quote Worth Sharing –
“Money can only buy you some of your own time, but it can buy you a near limitless amount of the time of other people” – Michael
Random Stuff –
This is the most beautiful village I have seen in my life.
It’s difficult to believe that such place exists on earth!
It’s truly magical!
It’s like something out of a fairytale!
Thanks for reading.
Krishnendu

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