Why don’t I do things I enjoy?

Major problem: other people’s habits affect me. They cling to me.

Major benefit: other people’s habits affect me. They boost me up.

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The insidious loop

“Look how tough (weak!) I am. I get an ego boost for how much pain I can suffer.”

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What do you want to want? A short primer on the power of philosophical self-development.

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 […]

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The protein mist(e)ak(e).

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. […]

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Three minute Zen.

If more people sat and paid attention to their own thoughts for an hour a day, say while walking, the world would be a more enlightened place.

That’s one of the few beliefs I’ll trot out there and get behind.

In that vein, I wanted to share a video I found on http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/

You might want to share it, too, that is, if you have friends you secretly nickname “short attention span theatre” or “nethead,” or somesuch. You know, the kind that can’t stop looking at their phone or laptop while pseudo-interacting with other humans.


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