Learn Zettelkasten by Example #1: The Collector's Fallacy
# Intro Blurb
I’ve talked a lot about how Zettelkasten is complicated but I’ve never dove deeper into exactly how I use Zettelkasten to take notes. In order to lead by example, every week, I will read an article and take connected notes. Hopefully, this process can give you ideas about how to improve your Zettelkasten workflow. Also, feel free to suggest articles you want me to read next week.
# My Notes
Article Link: https://zettelkasten.de/posts/collectors-fallacy/
- I collect things mainly because of loss aversion I don’t want to potentially lose some knowledge I find meaningful
- merging content, information, ideas, and thoughts and processing it is what integrates knowledge into our brain connecting ideas is powerful
- bookmarking is great for navigation when you want to revisit something but is NOT good for learning photocopying items doesn’t help with learning
- I don’t really get the reward like these doves. For me it’s just an unnecessary step.
- I don’t think reading is pointless without note taking. It still helps us but the portion of information we absorb is a lot less.
- first step to conquering collectors fallacy is to realize that collecting notes does not increase knowledge
- brain is better with small cycles of info
# A Video
Here is a video of me taking the notes + my commentary.