AI: A vague fear


Imagine that it’s the future, right? And imagine that there’s this computer. And one day, suddenly, the computer becomes God. Nobody notices that this happened, because the computer is God now and decided that it doesn’t want anyone to know, so it uses its Godly powers to keep it a secret.

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Today I told someone that I get impostor syndrome. She didn’t believe me.

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Worth thinking about


One time a magician was teaching me a trick. He told me about a time that he’d started a trick for somebody by telling them to think of a card. Then he guessed that it was the 10 of hearts. The person was flabbergasted that he was right!

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Everything you've learned


If it’s true that one day you will need to use everything that you’ve learned so far, then your job before you get to that day is just to learn as much as possible. And once it arrives, you’ll know it.

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Wear the edges off


You have to come to terms with the fact that some things won’t change. You can change a lot of things, but some things will just be with you forever. Greet them like an old friend, if possible, wear the edges off of them if you can. Whatever you do, you’re still going to have to live with them. They’ll always be a part of you.

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It only takes one


When I think about improving myself, I think back to someone I knew. He would make fun of people who were always trying to improve themselves. It all seemed so pointless to him. It seemed like they were going nowhere. Always trying new stuff, when the last thing hadn’t worked.

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Act of service


An act of service is something you do for someone you care about. You don’t do it because you want, need or expect something from them. It’s enough that you care about them and want to make them happy.

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Hate less


Hate is a strong word. Keep it in reserve for when you really mean it.

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Thank you, subsconscious


Take a moment to thank your subconscious for all it does for you. It’s always there plugging away in the background, keeping things running on automatic, doing its best to keep you safe and happy. It doesn’t always get it right, but there’s no need to be mad about it. Take a moment and be grateful. Send warm feelings of thanks and support to the part of your mind which does so many thankless jobs.

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