That things can be better doesn’t mean that things can’t be fine as they are.

When you grow up between 2 worlds, your only home is the market, with all its depressants and stimulants.

When those who rejected the market start to lose their home, they will do everything and anything to get it back.

Even if the whole world must burn...

Dogs and not cats are allowed in offices b/c in unknown environments they stick to what’s known and safe rather than explore and cause potential chaos.

Martyrs are like dams that hold back a massive amount of collective focus and energy. When they die the water is destructive and uncontrollable.

The path of a prophet leads to martyrdom. The path of a shepherd leads to prophethood.

All of philosophy revolves around how to live a “good” life under the moral hazard of necessary selfishness.

Those who see no need for all this thinking often have an idealistic and overly virtuous self image that makes thinking unnecessary.

There is no need to ponder self when selfishness is not a thing.

So much of tech culture issues can boil down to diversity issues. Many people NEED to believe that the reason they or their team is struggling is that there aren’t more people. Specifically more copies of themselves with the same high intelligence.

Most of the time what they need is a mentor to slap them or some more diverse outlooks to challenge tunnel vision.

Struggle means that you need to change what is, not add more of it.

Art is anything desired that the free market can’t provide.

@riga i blame the university systems. The “gotta l prove i understand this by shoving it in everyone’s faces” affliction is supposed to be solved via graduation. Instead a diploma has become a giant chip on the shoulder instead.

@riga dealing with this guy right now at work that has added abstractions and unnecessary layers for everything. Thinking of switching teams...

The whole point of abstractions IMO is to make writing the non abstractable stuff better or more enjoyable. To try and reduce even that is like having a thousand kitchen gadgets with no knowledge of produce or a thousand different lego blocks and have no interest in building actual things.

@Elmkast when they see a bad person. Absent that, (and so the desire to seek or create them) only faith.

@machado with a global connected world there’s a global rug to sweep stuff under and a bigger WTF when that buffer gets full.

JP is like “deal with suffering or else” but maybe it translates to reality as “deal with the nuclear war so you don’t have to deal with the super nuclear war.”

@machado it may be though, that it’s the most efficient and natural way of survival and getting out if mass depressive or existential states. Meaning while at one level it is “bad”, at another level it may be “good”. At the cellular level for example there is a lot of violence.

Anti-war sentiment may be similar to cancer in that it strives for a hollow immortality. It rejects the idea that suffering is natural and necessary and forces it all to explode out at once.

While I agree with Jordan Peterson’s idea that modern society is especially damaging to male psyches the train of thought seems to lead to a necessary injection of meaning and utilization of the hard consciousness and ambitious drive to fully be (that is currently repressed and drugged up.)

The most efficient way of getting all system going and fully utilized with maximum meaning is probably war :/

@ultimape the lightstrike tech is actually licensed from a company called bloody (which does have a light strike mouse as well!)

It takes a certain mentality to primarily be sorting by new rather than hot.

@nindokag that’s very cool! Yeah, I feel like design that helps vs design that is just signaling is something that he really gets.

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