ithink is important is to always see yourself as someone with the seeds to be a completely different person
ARENT YOU TIRED OF DEFERRING TO THE JUDGEMENT OF MACHINES
reference frames for decisions
how to have good conversation and enjoy it more
art show applications
syzygyneeds an alex
syzygymembers gotta learn how to create space
syz invite list
we should host more
events??? maybe working memberships should incorporate hosting
let's experiment with how little we
needin order to do an art show.
the states and moods that make people defensive.
it's important to make a strong
effortto connect yourself to other people. your
projectsgive you a lot of comfort because it's
somethingyou're good at that you get clear signaling out of, but you
needto leave the safety of those things
death of the ego as
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
communityand have a VERY hard time reaching out of their
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
feedbackis important for interest and art
all things have an infinite number of good attributes and an infinite number of bad attributes
not all attributes contribute to positive and negative
conflict between "it's cool that you did everything yourself" and "ughh doing anything takes so much work"
screenprintingis cool to do yourself, BUT it's a huge hassle to do which prevents you from doing it. outsourcing
tshirtcreation and actually getting a result from it is better than
mathematical modeling tendancies
ideasof winning and victory are a
vibe check value
live narrator project
metais what people think about
somethingthat 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
ithink 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
art challenge where someone who can't draw tries to draw
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
happiness comes from people similar to you. goodness comes from people different than you
self awareness test
mixing and mastering doubleblind
the burden of justification in conversation
??? 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
needto 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
iam the beast
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
lifeif 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
advanced specialization or generalized mediocrity
connection between dissonance and negative
relationship between age,
risk taking, decay
conflict between constant progress and
when you depend on
somethingstrongly, it becomes harder to criticize.
isee a lot of people who strongly believe in the
powerof technology get more and more upset by technology being bad, but a lot of people don't realize that there are
systemsoutside of technology designed to fix technology's
consent and cowards
communicationas a signal for the
short guide on how to engage with me
high quality interactions are difficult without getting to know someone for a while
learning to let go of
truthand 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
somethingthat 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
puzzle conversation game
the line between subjective and objective and how it can vary between people
questionsthat 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