Welcome to Brupdates #8 where we talk changing perspective. Let's start with infinity ∞ and the impossible nature of it. Never ending, always present, unable to finish anything, and any steps forward are paltry in the grand scheme, infinity seems impossible.

Yet, turn it 90 degrees and it becomes an 8 step solution, a process to completion, and a gentle nudge forward. Despair becomes hope and our problems seem a lot smaller. Sometimes it's nice seeing the big picture (∞), other times we need to keep our head down and trust in the daily steps (8).

On Site

Learning Japanese in 6 Months: Week Twelve Update (? min)

It was vacation week! So fun and so needed getting to go on a "home away from home" nearby trip. Nothing crazy to report with the same old same old, but if you want some va-kay details, read on.

Off Site

One Awesome Tip On How To Shift Perspective (3 min)

His tip is to change locations. Try a new spot when being creative and problem solving as the new-ness lets your brain break past its barriers.

The Pandemic, From the Virus’s Point of View (9 min)

This was a fun perspective shift in that viewing it from the virus's POV means we can say COVID was a huge success. Kind of fun to play devil's advocate.

Stuck on a Problem? Shift Your Perspective! (2 min)

I liked the opening joke for this one (below). There are also some good suggestions aside from moving such as taking time away and removing our fixation with the problem.

The World's Second Funniest Joke

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are camping. They pitch their tent under the stars and go to sleep. Sometime in the middle of the night, Holmes wakes Watson up.

Holmes: “Watson, look up at the stars, and tell me what you deduce.”

Watson: “I see millions of stars and even if a few of those have planets, it’s quite likely there are some planets like earth, and if there are a few planets like earth out there, there might also be life. What does it tell you, Holmes?”

Holmes: “Watson, you idiot, somebody has stolen our tent!”

Quote of the Week

"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities." - John Green

Despite this being faulty math, it holds with the earlier idea from above and helps us see that our problems are only big to us. The world has many problems and seeing how ours is small, but important, can remind us that we can overcome them. 😊

Wrap Up

Thanks for reading this week's setadpurB! (Brupdates!) I hope you enjoyed the perspective shifts, funny jokes, and epic quotes. If you did, tell people! Forward this to them or hand-em this link :) And if not, well, there's always next week ;) Till then,

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