Culture of insomnia

One thing that I repeatedly learn from reading Nietzsche is to be suspicious of values and traditions instilled by others. One such value is that summarized in the old adage: I’ll sleep when I am dead. And it turns out that you soon will if you don’t get adequate sleep.

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Opting for Discomfort

In virtual worlds, we maximize our character’s development in order to make the game as enjoyable as possible and consider anything less to be a tremendous waste of time. Using our unique capacity for consciousness to voluntarily embrace the discomfort of shedding the ego is the process by which we can escape the ultimately meaningless fate of characters in virtual worlds.

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Reclaiming my hours

Yesterday I uninstalled 'enter the gungeon'. My computer tells me that I have spent 90 hours playing the game since I downloaded it in February. Ninety hours that theoretically could have been spent reading books, working out and improving my writing.

Now I want to reclaim my hours, to figure out exactly what I have missed by playing a game. How valuable are ninety hours spent on something?

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Overcome and accept

Culture often serves as a tool of domestication. It removes our teeth’s and fangs, and corrupting us by confusing’s us by making us believe that we were always this toothless. I think that laziness is Apollonian construct. The mindless watching of YouTube videos, the checking of social media, the grinding of videogames – none of this is me. It is the symptoms of a corrupting culture that monetizes attention.

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