new goal: live a life where 100% of consumed goods come from friends
consumers disappear and are replaced. it's what you make that makes you unique
are you the type of idiot that lets cool people let you feel terrible?
developing community vs pursing interactions with valuable individuals. there's so many people that i wish i was close to that i want to spend more time with but they're not people who are part of my default community. again i find myself relying on ease as the most reliable way of figuring out who i should be hanging out with.
is it better to get to know individuals who are better for you or a community that is better for you?
this is maybe a nonsense question - the communities that people are in influence who they are and who they will be. those communities will curve the trajectories of their character. this also applies the opposite way.
getting to know individuals is easy. getting to know communities can be slow and boring. a community made up and lead by admirable people will pull others in that direction. a person in a community that doesn't reflect those values will grow to reflect the values of that community or split off from it entirely.
the first step of getting close to someone is always going to be visceral fun.
if everything wasn't going to be ok, would you want to hear that
landlords are leeches of value from society
hanging out with you is like hitting a speedbump in life
can you imagine being so uninteresting that buying things is the main way for you to entertain yourself
can you imagine being so uninteresting that buying something for someone is the best thing you can do for them?
is there a particular kind of cruelty in having the people you care about be completely useless to you
mystified by cute helplessness
what's the deal with non-symmetric advice? surely we can all agree with the obvious exceptions that exist in response to common place advice like "love yourself"... unless who you are is kinda shitty.
is it more important that something is natural or feels right or is it better to get the things you want?
instructional cooking show but really it's about a guy who's life is falling apart and is using making cooking tutorials as a way to cope
skill trees for life skills
you're not honest with people cause you often assume that you'll hurt others by speaking your honest feelings
"managing" socialization vs "honest" socialization
attention/stimulus depravation as a method for attachment induction
do you value the quality of the experience over the quality of experiencing something new?
music to get
i don't understand what it is that people call "trying"
we spend more time developing skills for work than any other skills
the world has never been faster than my imagination
levels of self confidence
- no self confidence
- loudly asserting that you are confident
- lack of a need for others to see your confidence
- lack of a need for yourself to see your confidence
do you like talking even if there's no point to it?
californians seem to be good at sympathy but very bad at empathy
would you rather be engaged/entertained at the risk of being embarrassed or safe at the cost of being bored?
progress vs stability
how fun someone is, is very commonly proportional to how much effort they are willing to put in.
you don't need to try as hard as you have. there are people that you can hang out with that are passively willing to try
are you willing to risk embarrassment to do something good for the world or for the people you care about?
bias vs conservative thought. a way to discourage bias is to establish standards and adhere to them. conservative thought traditionally doesn't have standards
how to measure a persons' ability to imagine the perspective of someone completely different from you
what is a person's level of bias towards or against you? in what ways are people biased towards or against you? how does this effect the chances of positive interaction.
is it possible to create some kind of bias test? the basic bias test is something like - "say something personal about yourself and see what the response is"
Racism vs racism
diversity vs similarity
brain to mouth distance
fixed mindset vs growth mindset
When people have more of a fixed mindset, they are more likely to rely on stereotypes to define another person. (not sure i believe this
to encourage growth mindset - focus on this idea that hard work, knowing the correct strategies are what lead to success.
when people have a fixed mindset, they interpret their abilities as fixed.
are you more concerned with how you act or how people see you?
understanding your internal reasons can help avoid bias in decisions
dust and its connection to humanity or intentionality
inner light or inner resolution
attraction is maybe just a symbolic hold for traits and attributes you connect to on some level.
social media marketing
not having to explain your perspective to people before talking about what you want to talk
tests for various agnosias
what does a healthy human look like?
- has long term desires
- is able to act upon those desires
- is able to incorporate new information that does not match current worldview
- is able to make long term behavioral changes
bug: handle apostrophes
st annes hill community lessons
you don't see what i'm proud of
are you willing to change your systems? do you recognize that your behaviors are probably upholding the current system?
imagine being so far apart from someone that, when someone tells you that something is good or smart or impressive, you believe that it is so much the opposite of that, that you assume they're mocking you.
i want to have some regular event that is super consistent and an incredibly high level of fun. something that almost everyone will actively want to come back to unless they suck.
depth test: how many layers into a conversation are people willing to have?
when one ignores things, disaster is inevitable
how much do hobbies cost in different cities
pusog fundraiser notes
outside vs inside in terms of relating to other people.
connection between rule-following and insecurity.
music is a lens
how to make dj streams more interesting.
the positive and negative feedback loops of mental health.
burden of motive. burden of socialization.
normalization as a function of tiredness? normalization as default.
no tourists festival
timbre variation on note.
a leader among children or a child among gods
love to see my friends just get so POWERFUL
you should strive to be good enough that people will still love you and be there for you while they are fully aware of your flaws.
the danger of personality. the danger of leaving the herd. the probability of shame when you are alone.
There's a limit to how close a relationship can be:
- how easily people can communicate their needs to others and how easily people can respond to those needs
- a person's willingness to act in a way that benefits the other person in the relationship.
Have you done the work of self alignment? If not, how can i trust you? If not, how can you trust yourself?
Do you provide sympathy or empathy? Are you looking for sympathy or empathy?
An entangling of theory and emotion
process from fatalism to giving up to things getting worse to "it's always been this way"
childish enough to believe that people will believe the things that they say
soda pain vs no pain
i don't want people in my life that make me feel good. i want people that push me to embody my values.
i will never understand people who find things less interesting as they find out more about it.
mental pain is physical pain
challenge what is default
seek serotonin, not dopamine.
the people that would be great for you might already be in your life.
there is information that you are refusing to integrate.
beyond grief is resolve
when you have an unfulfilled want or need, things aren't seen as what they could be but instead as what they're not.
people focus more on expanding their network than on utilizing them
educational series where characters go to a school focused on that thing and get involved in tournaments and shit.
some people haven't found anything new to like since they were 19
second order effects
getting people to do things in sf is harder
enjoyment -> acceptance -> improvement
more than most other things, there is a strong desire to build
personal well being status check.
what can you do for me that i can't do for myself?
non word sounds for communication are really fantastic
are you doing marketing or creating value? are you just making something look better or are you actually making it better
formal tension release? after having an awkward conversation, we should do something fun and lighthearted to chill out.
complex products are doomed to failure
i've always wondered why pasta is so expensive. i wonder if i can create a few pasta recipes and sell them for a relatively cheap price.
when everyone does as little as possible to contribute to society, everyone has to do a lot more.
convergent thinking is narrowing down implementation details until you get one that works
preference towards learning avoidance vs learning preference. if a piece of knowledge would hurt you, would you still learn it?
creativity as a function of divergent thought.
your brain can think better than you can process emotion
information withholding as self-protection
algorithm that plays notes with a certain relationship to notes i play on the guitar
have you ever thought something that you've never heard someone else say
what is put in your brain by the world vs what comes from yourself?
i think it comes down to internal vs external benefit. when you do something for someone, do you do it so that they'll treat you better, so that they'll give you something in return, or are you doing it in and of itself?
how much of your initiative are started by you vs by other people
thinking about people is good
understanding and insight over fandom
when talking normally, people can react in a pause. online, that's a lot more difficult
how do you deal with contradictory judgement calls? how well do you talk about differences of opinion?
big difference between "i am hanging out with you because you are someone that is around vs i am actively excited to hang out with you."
validation with disagreement
inherent conflict between capitalistic, transactional perspective and a key detail of the human experience - that providing value to other people provides us with value.
enjoying things is cringe
if you haven't seen this before, you haven't been paying attention
the default effect of your actions is that they primarily affect you, but this isn't true. worse yet, we've separated people in a desire to decouple people from one another unnaturally.
people who trust their feelings and believe their feelings vs people that don't
the phenomenon of people talking past one another
so much of culture comes from inaccessibility. specialized context does a lot to make things impactful.
better ways to build online communities
as someone who has been suicidal in the past, i can tell you that things that give me a reason to live are a lot more valuable than things that enable me to continue living
the individualization of capitalism
american society has a perspective that the quality of what you make or do is most important. there's a significant
you can only compromise with good faith actors. a bad faith actor is a pawn at best.
commodification of humans
you don't need evidence if people are going to agree with what you're going to say anyways. i personally feel like it's really important to gather evidence
infinite loops that people get stuck in.
What's something that you used to think everyone else agreed with you, but then you found out that actually very few people believed that thing?
tired of compliancy
internally entertained or externally entertained? does someone or something external to you need to provide you with content or can you create that content yourself? are you a consumer or a creator?
let's get polling app, task management app
for the future automation, crm, marketing (mailchimp), knowledge accumulation
infinite vs non-infinite entities
the main appeal of a bar is paying money so that no one has to do any work in hosting.
fundamentally, do you want to be around people with similar taste?
house party vibe vs public event vibe: is the appeal the person or people involved or is the appeal the activity that's going on?
when you get too close to people and see them everyday, you don't have an opportunity to see how they're doing long term
a person's shadow or echo
how to stand out
enhanced baseline cognitive load as a result of cognitive disassociation
relativity reference frames for decisions
how to have good conversation and enjoy it more
syz invite list
let's experiment with how little we need in order to do an art show
people have a strong idea of what is their community and have a VERY hard time reaching out of their community
assumptions necessary for automating thought flows
immediate feedback is important for interest and art
connection between dissonance and negative feedback loops