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!
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.
The biggest bank robbery in Dutch history ...
... 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»
The Scent of Bad Psychology
Psychology has long stank of fake results that don't replicate. But it's not
hard to sniff out the bad science with a few simple rules, and that gives
reason to hope that the field will improve.
YIMBYism's two objectives may conflict with each other http://devonzuegel.com/post/agglomeration-effects-might-change-the-yimby-calculus #heyfeedfox
There are a number issues that are national in scope, but primarily belong to urban areas. Normally we would count on the federal government to coordinate these issues, but it is largely locked up in the red/blue (rural / urban) divide.
It seems like a body that coordinated, and perhaps had some legislative power over just the cities (which are all pretty much blue) would be very useful.
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