(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."
“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."
The helper is always there to protect you.
The mentor is always there to guide you toward personal awakenings.
The enduring friend is there for you to trust completely, and would even die for you.
The compassionate friend is there to practice compersion for you, who takes pleasure in your fortune and generally tries to help your public reputation.Read more "-_-"