Generative Learning

Generative learning is when you generate your own solutions to a problem or challenge, get feedback from reality, and learn from your mistakes. This is similar to the evolutionary development model of software development, whereby you do some coding, play around with your app, and then evolve it some more. Contrast this with learning solutions…

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Being Stimulant-Free

I like being 100% stimulant free – no coffee, caffeinated tea, chocolate, caffeinated soda, etc. This means no decaf either since decaf still contains some caffeine. I base this on lots of personal experimentation. I’ve gone some years of my life with no stimulants, and I’ve also gone for long stretches consuming coffee daily. The…

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Discipline Ripples

A nice side effect of my daily blogging challenge is that it’s helping me become more disciplined in other areas of life. This in turn increases my capacity to get more done because I can trust that I’ll have abundant discipline to flow through more tasks and projects. I expected that there would be some…

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Herd Stupidity

I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of evidence of herd stupidity recently. One recent example is that when Wisconsin’s Supreme Court abruptly overturned their state’s lockdown, people began flocking to bars and snuggling up nice and close to each other with no protection. Such behavior will just make the virus hornier. Similar behavior has been happening…

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Emotional Concussions

This morning while listening to the audiobook League of Denial, which is about the NFL’s attempts to downplay and deny the serious links between football and degenerative brain damage, it struck me that the athletes themselves were in an untenable position. Imagine trying to defend yourself while suffering the many problems of a dysfunctional brain,…

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Think a Thought You’ve Never Thought of Before

While you can regard thoughts as arising from within you, it’s interesting to view thoughts as transmissions that come to you, like waves of energy that create eddies within your consciousness. Perhaps consciousness is like an antenna that can tune into different frequencies of thoughts and translate them into forms you can perceive and understand.…

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