Salon 4/12/17 Newsletter

Salon is a personal growth community I run at Northwestern University. The group holds weekly meetings centered around self-reflection, intellectual conversation, and personal growth. To learn more, visit https://spenserhuang-salon.squarespace.com/ If you’re interested, shoot me a message! I would love to have you in our community.


This week’s Salon newsletter is a collection of some of the most interesting articles I came across about the “self”. The article topics range from religion and faith to knowledge and ignorance.

Can Harvard’s most popular professor (and Confucius) radically change your life?

An interesting take on “the good life” derived from the lessons of ancient Chinese philosophers.

America’s Cult of Ignorance — And the Death of Expertise

Does democracy and technology engender anti-intellectualism?

Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?

A look into the strained relationship between women and tech and how people are working to fix it.

Reza Aslan: Why I am a Muslim

A personal take on Islam and religion by Reza Aslan. (Suggested by my good friend Yahia Bsat)

Carol Dweck: A Summary of The Two Mindsets And The Power of Believing That You Can Improve

Growth Mindset Vs. Fixed Mindset. The mindset we should hold to enable continuous improvement.

The Present

A heartwarming short film about how a seemingly imperfect present is actually perfect.


That’s it for this week’s newsletter. Here’s a guide on how to curate content from which I drew a lot of inspiration from. See you next week!

How to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online