A moment

2019-08-26

Take a deep breath and close your eyes. This is just a moment in time, and it will pass before you even know it.

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Phones bad

2019-08-24

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.

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Difficult patterns

2019-08-22

The human brain is an elaborate pattern-finding machine. It enthusiastically looks for patterns in the world which help improve your life.

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Future problems

2019-08-21

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.

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Principled habits

2019-08-20

I’m a messy person, and deep down I think that’s unacceptable. I want to change. But it’s hard.

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Leverage

2019-08-17

Leverage is a concept which asks “How can I exert more force on this by getting further away from it?”

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