Monthly Archives: December 2011

If the Journey is Difficult, Enjoy Walking

There seems to be a cluster of ideas that if someone wants to get good at something, they have to enjoy doing that. Causally speaking, I’m not sure if that’s true. Some of the best kids in my english classes … Continue reading

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Artistic Expression and Rationality

Nowadays people think that Art is about Self-Expression. Historically, that’s really weird. The Greeks believed that art was divine, and that you had to invoke muses in order for it to be produced through you. The word genius comes from … Continue reading

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Hello IKIGAI readers!

Hello to everyone visiting this site through my involvement with The One Week Book Project. My most popular posts were: https://shugyoshayear.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/drowning-flailing-failure/ and https://shugyoshayear.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/little-aversions/ This blog is new, and just getting started, so I should introduce myself. My name is Aaron … Continue reading

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Measuring Synergies

I really like getting feedback from the environment — it seems like one of the best ways to actually learn and internalize a skill. I should really write a post on that sometime. I’m pretty happy with how my life … Continue reading

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Youtube Grabbing Netflix Mindshare

Has anyone else noticed that Youtube seems to be butting into Netflix’s mindshare with their new icon? The one with the red rectangle and the play symbol in it? Even though I never really used it, Netflix seemed to have … Continue reading

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Discomfort is a Waste of Cognitive Cycles

So I’m working on The One Week Book project. While I’m talking with Sebastian, I notice that I feel really uncomfortable.¬†About like, all of it. Getting paid, leading a team, shipping a project. All of it. And you know what? … Continue reading

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The One Week Book

So I’m currently working on the One Week Book Project. A week or so ago, Sebastian Marshall (go check out his blog) posted a question of if anyone wanted to work with him on a really cool project. I applied, … Continue reading

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