Take a deep breath and close your eyes. This is just a moment in time, and it will pass before you even know it.
Do you want to give up? Or push through?
It’s becoming fashionable online to make fun of people who suggest that smartphones aren’t a good thing. And because the discussion happens online, people who have the audacity to suggest that smartphones aren’t 100% awesome all day long are mocked with cartoonish disdain. “Durr, phones are bad!” phone supporters slur aggressively, smiling their self-satisfied smiles and patting each other on the back for their cleverness, convincing no one. See? I’m doing it right now, to them. This is what the internet has made of us.
You can always find evidence to support any position you care to adopt.
The human brain is an elaborate pattern-finding machine. It enthusiastically looks for patterns in the world which help improve your life.
Jetpacks and nanotechnology will not solve the fundamental problems of the human mind. We will still have uncertainty, conflict, war, ignorance, struggle for meaning, attachment, distraction, and all kinds of suffering.
I’m a messy person, and deep down I think that’s unacceptable. I want to change. But it’s hard.
You’ll never exceed your own expectations if you never do anything unexpected.
What are you looking forward to?
Leverage is a concept which asks “How can I exert more force on this by getting further away from it?”