Rule number one is always “Don’t Panic!”. As the knowledge of the world increases, fear recedes. This is especially noticable in video games. When facing a new enemy the fear rises. Once it’s known exactly how it moves and attacks, it is more annoying than frightening. Interestingly, this doesn’t seem to apply as much to … [Read more…]

Don't Believe Lies

It takes a strong will to not succumb to the Common Sense of the day. Many ideas propogate despite being wrong. How can you be innoculated so you are safer from mistruth? Perhaps combining the philosophy of rejection of unshakable truth with the scientific method of verifying. The power of transformative ideas in shaping the world around us … [Read more…]

Boring School

Modern schooling is insanity. Humans are unique, why should they follow linear paths designed to produce factory workers? “Never let your schooling interfere with your education.” — Mark Twain In a world with humanity, one must either grow or else fall behind. Without a constant struggle for new thought, the mind withers. The future is … [Read more…]

Five Minutes

Here is a useful technique to overcome motivation inertia: commit to working for 5 minutes. By the end you will probably have a better grasp of the problem and will then feel empowered to continue. It’s not 5 minutes worth of work, it’s 5 minutes of work. The difference is that the point of the … [Read more…]