The Thinking and Doing podcast is an exploration of logical fallacies, cognitive biases, Stoicism, and life pro tips.
Angry or Rude People, Expenses in Hours, Laser Printers, & Google Calendar (26m) – Episode 034
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 034 looks at why we shouldn't expect an angry person to be able to reason or think clearly, especially children; having empathy and compassion for someone acting rudely, as they're likely dealing with something difficult; how to calculate your expenses in work hours instead of money, and the benefit of doing so; why a laser printer is more economical for home use than an inkjet; and how Skyler utilizes Google Calendar and Gmail to keep track of recurring tasks, events, and reminders.
Seeing Our Addictions & Don’t Be a Slave (29m) – Episode 033
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 033 looks at two Stoic topics: the first from Seneca who wrote, "We must give up many things to which we are addicted, considering them to be good. Otherwise, courage will vanish, which should continually test itself. Greatness of soul will be lost, which can’t stand out unless it disdains as petty what the mob regards as most desirable."; and the second from Demetrius the Cynic who wrote, "If I cherish my body, I make a slave of myself, if I cherish my property, I make a slave of myself; because I've disclosed the means to make me captive."; also a story of devastation experienced by Skyler due to his attachment to some of his property.
Megatrifle & The Zeigarnik Effect (21m) – Episode 032
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 032 looks at the logical or practical fallacy Megatrifle and the cognitive bias Zeigarnik Effect.
Five Tips to Improve Your Critical Thinking (23m) – Episode 031
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 031 looks at a video essay titled, "5 tips to improve your critical thinking" from TedED, created by Nick Hilditch, written by Samantha Agoos.
Network Privacy, Future Self & Procrastination, Saving Money, and Your Children (28m) – Episode 030
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 030 looks at being careful with what you send and do on your workplace computer; doing favors now for your future self; avoiding procrastination by committing to giving the task just 10 minutes, and seeing where that goes; the importance of saving money; spending minimalistically versus lavishly; and why it's a good idea to love our kids for who they are instead of what we want them to do.
Show Your Qualities & The Dimension of “Should” (17m) – Episode 029
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 029 looks at two Stoic topics: the first from Marcus Aurelius who wrote, “People aren’t in awe of your sharp mind? So be it. But you have many other qualities you can’t claim to have been deprived of at birth. Display then those qualities in your own power: honesty, dignity, endurance, chastity, contentment, frugality, kindness, freedom, persistence, avoiding gossip, and magnanimity.”; and the second from r/Stoicism, a post by mussel_bouy who started off with, "There is a dimension. A dimension not of sight or sound but of mind. It is both in the future and past but never the present. It has no physical location but for many of us, we live there. It is 'the dimension of should'."