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.Read More
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.Read More
Even at peak of human psychical condition, are we to think there is no place left for growth? No place where we can push a bit harder? Look up above, the limit is right there. Let’s try to surpass it again today.Read More
With any given college education, development comes in two forms. There is the obvious, tip of the iceberg, layer of knowledge accessible in concrete facts, but below that, there is a much deeper and softer knowledge represented in a new outlook.Read More
This revelation of making small adjustment with virtually no material or time costs, but with huge upsides seems constantly present in any project where a lot of effort is to be exerted over a long time period. The problem is that our intuitions is often fighting us because we don’t feel productive when we evaluate.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More