18:56 some notes on various things, cleaning up
how to lobotomize yourself: forgetting there is so much to do! under-reported covid opinions don't receive word, because they don't want to contradict cdc narratives and make vaccines questionable entirely! quick learning article:
stop consuming, stop producing! if you want to learn you have to put things into practice.
Target something you want to replicate and reiterate it to others
the genetics links are incredibly good here; the mechanisms of cult production, when prophecy fails, why we fight over fiction; everything is heritable!
Committment is a defense against the void
src there is so much going on at once that it's hard to pace! we're driven to create and consume and keep up; it's nauseuous. "the balance between willing to change and improve and knowing who you are is tricker than ever before". don't lose individuality by adopting the interests of others; copying the style of others means that you abandon your own. if you don't make a choice nothing ever happens - optimizing in the wrong way makes things existential! committment isn't just necessary to get good; it's necessary for peace of mind - it allows you to survive all of the optionality
you can't optimize perfectly for what people think - and as nice as email is it's hard to feel empty when feedback isn't empty! who are you with no notifications? if you know, you can't be disturbed.