This is by far my most-liked blog post – I wanted to make sure you see it.
Desire, and the self
I read a lot. I won’t do this too often, but I wanted to write about the way I have come to think about the self. I think it might help as a lens to help people overcome their habits, in some way.
It starts with desire.
I think that by definition, to desire is to make the mistake in thinking that the current self will ever get to enjoy what the future self always steals. The other common mistake is to forget that the future self will have to pay in certain ways for what the decision-making self chooses today, even if the decision-making self is a greedy little bastard who generally wants to eat pizza.
This happens because in reality, there is no such thing as the self – the self, to us, is a continuous evolution of what it feels like to experience the present moment, perceived by our…
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