root
at a certain age, maybe once you graduate college and get a job, you start seeing yourself as a solidified person. one of the things
i
think is important is to always see yourself as someone with the seeds to be a completely different person

basic rules


ARENT YOU TIRED OF DEFERRING TO THE JUDGEMENT OF MACHINES

loss aversion

reference frames for decisions

social questions


meta rank


how to have good conversation and enjoy it more

art show applications

personal variance

syzygy
needs an alex

syzygy
members gotta learn how to create space

syz invite list

we should host more
events
??? maybe working memberships should incorporate hosting
events
.

let's experiment with how little we
need
in order to do an art show.

virtual friend


wall plotter


the states and moods that make people defensive.

it's important to make a strong
effort
to connect yourself to other people. your
projects
give you a lot of comfort because it's
something
you're good at that you get clear signaling out of, but you
need
to leave the safety of those things

death of the ego as
cyclical suicide


can you remove all the things designed to protect your ego and still be a functioning human?

people have a strong idea of what is their
community
and have a VERY hard time reaching out of their
community


levels of community


the compression of society into a single entity is a
nervous disease
. it poisons people's minds with thoughts of "but what would others think"

assumptions necessary for automating thought flows

immediate
feedback
is important for interest and art

TRASH ETHOS

all things have an infinite number of good attributes and an infinite number of bad attributes

not all attributes contribute to positive and negative
feedback
loops

conflict between "it's cool that you did everything yourself" and "ughh doing anything takes so much work"

easy example:
screenprinting
is cool to do yourself, BUT it's a huge hassle to do which prevents you from doing it. outsourcing
tshirt
creation and actually getting a result from it is better than
screenprinting
eventually

mathematical modeling tendancies

ideas
of winning and victory are a
nervous disease


fake words


vibe check value

live narrator project


plain language


meta
is what people think about
something
that have 0 bias. when you ask a friend about a concept, there's bias there - that friend wants to make you feel good. even when you ask someone personally about an idea or concept, there's a bias - they don't want to make the conversation awkward

finding people with similar mental operating
systems
, maybe highly improbable

feelings of difference or sameness are manufacturable. all combinations of things have an infinite number of similarities and differences. we arbitrarily instincitively choose which things are important 

a difference in perspective that i've noticed between the way that
i
think and the way that other people think is in seeing things as primarily individualistic or primarily systematic. This perspective doesn't connect to just people, but also
events
or actions.

art challenge where someone who can't draw tries to draw
something
and other
artists
finish it

axioms of life:
naturally, people like making other people happy and people dislike making other people sad. only hurt causes people to hurt others

why aren't people curious about what could make them happier

i
just want

happiness comes from people similar to you. goodness comes from people different than you

syz lessons


sandwiches


self awareness test


joke formats


peer groups


mixing and mastering doubleblind
test


the burden of justification in conversation

real talk


friends


syz list

larrikin


internet club

??? is really important to knowing yourself!

thinking about some new forms of levels
the first level is having a piece of knowledge
the second level is knowing what other people think of that piece of knowledge and guiding your reaction to the knowledge based on that
the third level is knowing that thee are many different and nuanced perspectives on that knowledge, so many that you can't just go with what is popularly believed, and you
need
to figure it out for yourself
the fourth level is understanding that even a piece of information that you figure out for yourself is probably wrong and that you'll probably encounter a piece of information that causes you to re-evaluate

i
am the beast
i
worship

screenprint

new
gambling


no space between decision and action

people should be comfortable enough that they're willing to say things that are stupid

thinking about putting our expectations on other people. the default of modern day is definitely to let everyone be or do whatever they want and just slowly phase them out of your
life
if that doesn't line up, but isn't it better to expect more of people? to spend time with people and then let them know what you want from them?

sf art galleries


invite only social network

olio

shibboleth

advanced specialization or generalized mediocrity

percolate

connection between dissonance and negative
feedback
loops

hunter mentality

relationship between age,
stability
, decreased
risk taking
, decay

conflict between constant progress and
self
love


when you depend on
something
strongly, it becomes harder to criticize.
i
see a lot of people who strongly believe in the
power
of technology get more and more upset by technology being bad, but a lot of people don't realize that there are
systems
outside of technology designed to fix technology's
problems
.

consent and cowards

higher order
communication
as a signal for the
closeness
of a
community


short guide on how to engage with me

casual conversation

single dependancies

power
distance

high quality interactions are difficult without getting to know someone for a while

learning to let go of
truth
and correctness is conversation

his terrible swift sword

the difference between being laughed at and been laughed with is whether people care if you're laughing.

in everyone you know, strive to find
something
that they are better than you at

consider a giant living among ants. The slightest movement of the giant can destroy the homes of a thousand ants. as such, every ant is aware of even the smallest action of a giant, yet there is no reason for a giant to know anything about even a million ants.

consider how ignorant a giant must be compared to an ant. The ant knows of many worlds besides its own, but the giant, having no predators or anything that can hurt it, has no pressure to be aware of anything.

is it better to be a giant or an ant? both, or either, when it suits you. don't be fooled into thinking that anyone is one or the other. everyone is both at all times.

deep dive into different burning man principles

life
deck game

puzzle conversation game

photography
scavenger hunts/bingo

the line between subjective and objective and how it can vary between people

questions
that get people to be closer to one another

How to make people deeply curious about other people's perspectives

email leads vs FRIENDSHIP

things that have only one reason to happen don't happen

links


cumulative experiences

best
simple
burn thing