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Tools and Foci

Lots of people have put thought into how to make things easier to do. If you want to drive a nail, you use a hammer. If you want to remember something over and over again, you can use a checklist. … Continue reading

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An easy way to get more excited

I just spent some time writing lists of 10 things about a particular subject. It’s surprisingly fun.

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A Part of Stoicism I Didn’t Get Before

A decent summary of Stoicism is the art of not being pathetic. Pathetic in the sense of filled with Pathos, where Pathos means reactive emotion in which you feel things in response to what happens to you, but don’t respond … Continue reading

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Running Feet pounding Landing Pushing the Earth away Toes cradle the ground That thighs, grunting, push away An orchestra of tendons Exalt, for though you’re on a field A pale imitation of a Savannah Though your game ends not in … Continue reading

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Quests, GP, and XP

I’ve started framing lots of things based on RPGs recently, and I’ve found a really easy way to think about my goals and actions. Quests, GP, and XP. Quests are attempts to accomplish something that I care about. ¬†They directly … Continue reading

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Know what you’re trying to satisfy

Yesterday I ate waaay more food than I needed to because I felt like eating. Weird thing is, I knew that I was pretty much full. I didn’t want more of any particular food, I just had this lurking idea … Continue reading

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Being a Good Person vs. Doing Good Things

“What is to virtue as hedons are to hedonism?” “Utilons.” For most of my life, I’ve been trying to be a good person. I think that in practice this often turns out to be different than doing good things. When … Continue reading

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