(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."
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"
In ethical philosophy, the study of what people should do, there’s this notion of first- and second-order desires. A first-order desire happens when a person wants something, whether explicitly (out loud) or implicitly (by their action): a person wants the pleasure and nutrition from eating a blueberry muffin. A person wants a paycheck. Needs that new first […]Read more "What do you want to want? A short primer on the power of philosophical self-development."
Transhumanism: How I got there. I always knew I was going to have to go to extreme measures to be a normal person in the world. I was raised without that core of love in me, the thing that draws one to people instead of repelling one from them. I had abandonment issues, ego issues, […]Read more "Transhuman(-ism?), Stanford, and me."
I’m here to talk about one question: Why is the governmental Recommended Daily Allowance for protein so freaking low if you want to build muscle? And why are the following answers so different? http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/maki1.htm https://www.verywell.com/protein-how-much-do-you-need-2242226 http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/protein https://www.bing.com/search?q=How+Much+Protein+to+Build+Muscle&FORM=QSRE1 Background: I fix the diet, then I go to the gym. Every time. […]Read more "The protein mist(e)ak(e)."
Wub-wubs wubbing is the way.Read more "How I think it all started. And how it all starts."