Bouquet #9: Eclectic Mind Food (End of Writing, Donkey meat, Introspection, Shadow Art, Sex and Addiction)
This week's bouquet shares how we may be witnessing the End of Writing, Donkey meat products, power of Introspection, Shadow and Art, and how Sex and love are Addictions
1. End of Writing
If you have subscription to Notion, for example, is enabled with AI and can "help you compose" several different types of documents. Here is ascreenshot.
Of course, ChatGPT has everyone in a tizzy. Whereas the printing press, unleashed the human thought and took the words, writings and literature more widely, ChatGPT and AI writing seems to compete with and essentially eliminate human writing as we know it.
Why should someone write innovatively if an application can do it within seconds? Interestingly, we wrote an entire article via ChatGPT.
2. Donkey meat Products on Amazon
The Artemisia Anti-Hemorrhage Formula dietary supplements being sold on Amazon say that they are “100 percent pure, natural herbs.” But they include “gelatina nigra.”
Each year, millions of donkeys are killed and their skins are used to make a product called "gelatina nigra," which is found in Cindy's dietary supplement. This product, also known as "ejiao" or "donkey-hide gelatin," is used due to its purported health benefits. Unfortunately, this demand has caused a drastic decrease in the global donkey population, resulting in inhumane treatment of the animals. According to a 2019 report by the Donkey Sanctuary, a video was uncovered showing workers in Tanzania brutally killing donkeys with hammers to meet their slaughter quotas.
3. Introspection Power
Introspection is a unique and valuable human attribute . By observing the external environment, we can gain insight into the outside world. But by delving into our internal selves, we are able to look at our own thoughts and emotions, thus allowing us to engage in self-reflection and self-exploration. Through this introspection, we can gain a better understanding of our own mental and emotional states, ultimately leading to greater self-awareness, which can be beneficial in a variety of domains, from personal growth to professional success.
Is it always helpful?
4. The Shadow Play
Painters have long grappled with the challenges of accurately portraying shadows, from the ancient Roman paintings and mosaics that briefly and spectacularly showcased them, to the Renaissance era in which they only appeared in limited ways, and then only rarely in art outside of the traditional Western style. This has been an issue for centuries, and even today, many artists continue to face the complexity of conveying shadows in a realistic and convincing manner. While there have been some advances in the techniques used to capture shadows, the challenge remains daunting and has tested the skill and creativity of painters throughout history.
5. Sex and Addiction
So when you get dumped, what's going on in your brain? Well, it turns out that your nucleus accumbens, the same brain region that gets activated when you're addicted to coke, cigs, or gambling, is lit up. In other words, love can be just like a drug addiction.
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