What is Analogous?
A newsletter with an emphasis on connection over distinction
The world is full of advice, definitions, and solutions, but how do we discover new insights about the world and begin to break through societal barriers? This newsletter is designed to inspire curiosity and critical thinking by mashing up disparate topics and discussing links between them to feel more connected with our world.
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I’ve always been a bit of “Jack of all trades, Master of none”. This has allowed me to learn and see things from many different perspectives—including the hidden gems and the flaws. As a result, I’ve also struggled (a lot) to clearly define myself to others as belonging to one bucket or another.
As I’ve reflected back in the last few years, I’ve seen a spectrum of large and small conflicts arising out of misunderstandings of definition, identity, and motive. Conflicts that might have taken a different turn if seen from a different perspective.
However, when something is defined people often stop being curious, divisiveness becomes easy, and change becomes hard. My goal is to understand and connect these definitions with a child-like wonder with the hopes that synthesizing my thoughts might also build more empathy and a sense of connection in the world.
Inspired by teachers
It’s not enough to just connect the dots—I’ll have to make it relatable. After all, just because someone is an expert in a field doesn’t make them a great teacher. I draw inspiration from the likes of Bill Nye the Science Guy and Adam Savage, in addition to my own mother—an early childhood educator herself. These people expanded my worldview through the use of analogies, visualizations, and most importantly: the act of play.
My goal is to play with fun ways of explaining concepts from analogies and visualizations to eventually expert panels and podcasts.
A community of curiosity
What I’m hoping to build here is a diverse community of people who bring expertise and experience from all walks of life but share a common love of learning and inquisitiveness about the world. People who come up with more questions than answers, and those who are both kind to themselves and others are around them.
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If there’s something consistent about me, it’s that I’m wildly inconsistent. I intend to write posts bi-weekly and experiment with different formats on a best-effort basis. However, your support, subscriptions, and engagement will be strong motivators to continue to publish.
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