(Note from August, 2017: I’ve been going back through stuff I wrote while in school, and some of it is ridiculous, so I thought I’d share it. This was written April 17, 2012. You’re welcome.) Troubleshooting the Mind By D C Arnold First, if you skip these pages, […]Read more "Every self-help book. Maybe I’ll finish this someday."
The “crowding” method for fighting addiction: Let’s say you’re addicted to one bottle of pills. My recommendation is this: Become obsessed with that bottle of pills. Then, become obsessed with the fact that bottles of pills help solve a shortage of bottles of pills for you. Then, realize that if this bottle of pills does […]Read more "Crowding: an approach to addiction"
Wittgenstein argues that our world is our language. That is, we are cognitive beings, we human beings. We have a sense of consciousness, a sense of self, a sense of what it is to be someone who describes things, who notices things, who feels things even though they can choose to be stoic about it, […]Read more "Privilege of language"
Blog post update August 2, Wednesday Biking update I biked to work today,. 5.5 miles. My rear fender rattled loose, and the bolt is too tight for fingers, so I’m going to grab a wrench when I wake up and deal with that. I had a lot of anxiety about riding my bike to work […]Read more "How I’m going to lose 30 pounds. This journal."
Major problem: other people’s habits affect me. They cling to me.
Major benefit: other people’s habits affect me. They boost me up.Read more "Why don’t I do things I enjoy?"
“Look how tough (weak!) I am. I get an ego boost for how much pain I can suffer.”Read more "The insidious loop"
This is a thoughtful excerpt. Or is it?Read more "Loyal readers, or at least casual noticers, hello."