Not So Reasoned

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Photo by By Douglas O'Brien from Canada — IMGP2543, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Listening to another Tim Ferriss Show podcast, Tim recounted his time abroad in Japan as an exchange student and that one of the lessons he took away was how arbitrary are many systems, such as using street names vs block names.

While travelling, finding these quirks can make a place endearing and also help one understand how arbitrary our own systems our. It can also help us find out what are the things we like and find useful and what we can potentially rid ourselves of.

While travelling is limited for at least a few more months, we can emulate this discovery process by thinking about the things we do normally and then check how they do it in other places.

How do they do [insert routine activity] in [country]?

Searching that in YouTube can be illuminating.

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