#ProtectingSight #355: Essential questions to ask your future self. Dense brunescent cataract chop & infranuclear cranial motor neuropathy. The magic of David Swensen.

Welcome to my daily learning journal. Here is today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Meg Jay, Whitney Pennington Rodgers: Essential questions to ask your future self. “How much do you think about your future self? If your answer is not much, you’re not alone. It can be difficult to plan for a version of yourself you haven’t met yet, says psychologist Meg Jay. Sharing how to close the empathy gap between you and your future selves, she outlines courageous questions to ask about how your present and future can align, so you can begin to achieve your goals. (This conversation, hosted by TED current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, was part of a TED Membership event. Visit ted.com/membership to become a TED Member.)” (ted.com)

I wish I had asked myself some of these questions in my 20s. Of course, the 20s are often a lost-decade for those in medicine (medical school & residency). I remember taking a test every year and studied every Thanksgiving holiday.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1123: dense brunescent cataract chop. Excellent technique.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Infranuclear cranial motor neuropathy.

Dr. Lee’s neuro-ophthalmology reviews are perfect for lifelong learning.

4. Charley Ellis – The Magic of David Swensen (EP.197) – May 30, 2021

David Swensen, Yale’s Chief Investment Officer, held a talk at my 15th year reunion (May 2008) on asset allocation. There were probably 30-40 people in the Yale Law School auditorium to hear him speak. I adopted his Swensen model for individual asset allocation at the end of 2010. His lectures are online (see my tribute & video link here) and I am forever indebted to David Swensen for his extraordinary influence on my personal investing.

Charley Ellis is one of Yale’s great sons. We share a love of Yale & were both TD! Ellis’ poignant remembrance of David Swensen makes this an extraordinary podcast episode with Ted Seides.

(My Yale historical document collections are described here.)

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