165. This and That

Rama Nimmagadda
2 min readMay 24, 2024
Photo by Mandar Khire

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Investing and Spending

Education and Academics

Good Food and Junk Food

Whole Food and Refined Food

Sleep and Stimulation

Meaningful Breaks and Constant engagement

Totally disengaged and Residual engagement

Lifting Weights and Lounging

Yoga and Gym

Strengthening and Stretching

Reading books and Listening to books (audible)

Taking notes while reading and just Reading books

Writing notes while reading and Writing notes after reading

Real world relationships and virtual world relationships

Structural and Cyclical

Studying and Reading

Starting and Planning

Doing and Thinking

Spending time with family and Giving gifts to family

Acquiring experiences and collecting possessions

Attaining and Amassing

Narrative and Data

Cause and Symptom

Complex and Complicated

Complicated and Simple

Simple and Easy

Eating and Fasting

Faith and Fear

Protein and Fat

Fat and Carbohydrates

Ideal and Real

Wealthy and Rich

Quality and Quantity

Creativity and Constraints

Intuition and Analysis

Data and Information

Information and Knowledge

Knowledge and Understanding

Understanding and Wisdom

Cooperation and Competition

Bottom-up and Top-down

Components and System

React and Respond

Forest and Woods

War and Battle

Absolute and Relative

Whole and the Sum of Parts


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