Hot take: pretentiousness has an up-or-out trajectory. In young adulthood you either learn to stop taking yourself so seriously or become committed to being an unbearable ass.
The Wall Street Journal has become "Rich Kids of Instagram" for old people.
City folk, or anyone who grows up in a high density culture are used to and act at higher tempos than country folk.
Downside is a higher metabolic need for meaning. Like a sword thirsting for blood or a gun in a story that begs to be used.
“I/me” constructs are useful tools for ratcheting up tempo because at their core they can’t be satisfied. They provide a sense of north but isn’t “true” north.
“Original sin” glorifies a single direction so that the mind can be put on zombie autopilot.
Capsule Reviews Of Movies My Toddler Wanna Watch Over And Over: My Neighbor Totoro
There's never a scene where an adult disbelieves a kid that magical creatures live in the woods. Of COURSE there are forest spirits, the divine is just part of everyday life! It's a deeply Shinto worldview
Rewatching gives me nostalgia for when I got into anime, separate nostalgia for when I lived in rural Japan, AND it's about father-daughter relationships and now I'm sharing it with my daughter. So many FEELS!
Motivation overload is often a more stressful experience than motivation deficiency
I'm more spiritual than religious, y'know?
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I added another question to my little “Question Bank” today.
> How am I touching the world, and how is the world touching me?
It’s a question aimed at getting me to consider impact, but “touching” is used to emphasise the tactile and concrete form that impact, IMO, should come have.
Do you have any questions that you consistently ask yourself, either seriously or in a playful manner?
Whenever I see people who obviously work far harder than me (I’m in a 10-20h week I’d say, with a few big spike weeks in a year) but earn far less, I realize I have no clue how the economy works. Apparently I’m nearly an order of magnitude more valuable than an honest service worker working 40h/week at minimum wage.
Smart contracts are better off compared to Postgres db with stored procedures than distributed Rails/Django apps.
The biggest bank robbery in Dutch history ... Show more
... was during WW2, when Wally van Hall (a.k.a, the banker of the resistance) counterfeited treasury bills and replaced the ones inside the Dutch central bank with the forged ones. The real ones were then exchanged for money at banks.
Fun fact: All Dutch banks cooperated in what became the largest bank fraud in Dutch history, with backing of the government in exile in London.
Today's value: Over half a billion €'s.
Some more reactions to Eve:
I am convinced that the game is a teaching tool for socialism. It sets up a world of pure capitalism and no laws, and then tells us to look at the results. Sociopaths form fiefdoms and wage war on each other without stop. More sociopaths prey on newcomers with scams that others document as warnings. Even more sociopaths have fun suicide-ganking people who think they're safe.
The libertarian utopia!
«Saudi government recently granted citizenship to a female robot. That robot has been able to do things in public that Saudi women, actual human ones, are forbidden from doing. And that's a great example of what happens when you don't believe in real people»
can anyone help me understand why canning wasn't discovered until the 1800s? it can be done with neolithic technology, is similar to brewing, and still is a good guess even with bad models of the world ( e.g. evil spirits cause food spoiling)
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