how do I spend the next hour to cultivate more newborn love for everything, every hour till I die
lighting two candles while I shave moves me marginally closer to newborn love for the universe, so two candles it is
aim is to never leave metta, but changing object of attention is okay
I think I’ll run an experiment tomorrow: sit and cultivate metta, then get up and do my day (eg biking, baking) in that state. The moment I notice I’m not in Metta sit down right then whenever I am and cultivate it again. Loop

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31 Oct
theres nothing more interesting to me about you than what you’ll lose status for

What idea do you believe so deeply you’ll share it knowing you’ll lose followers
Current worldview: most everyone deeply believes things that would cause them to lose status that they wished others believed too, but aren’t willing to actually make that trade

Please prove me wrong
I’ve lost ~100 followers on you deserve newborn love and I will continue to climb the empty office buildings and shout it from the rooftops
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30 Oct
the only good thing in my formal education was accidental. The dangerous preteen rebellious identity I formed eg getting really into drugs, faking identity actually ended up being extremely healthy, drugs -> psych -> neuro, identity -> dodge child labor law -> start career early Image
A lot of my peers in my low social-class school got really into drugs too. Where I basically accidentally leveraged into interest in qualia, neuro, psych, hedonic baselines, they overdosed on fentanyl. Roll the dice again and it could have easily been me
also, I’ve never seen anyone else advocate for this, but imo changing child labor laws for outliers is incredibly important

The kids that desperately want to work somewhere real at 11yo are the creative risky weirdos who may accidentally kill themselves if they can’t
Read 4 tweets
29 Oct
give to twitter and it gives back just trust the process
almost everyone I know who got really into twitter had their lives transformed in ways they couldn’t have anticipated. We need an MTV Cribs of twitter where people just talk about how it improved their lives
there's usually like an eight month delay though

twitter wont give you its treasure if it thinks you'll leave it in the morning, needs to know you're committed
Read 6 tweets
28 Oct
woke up to @selentelechia writing a wonderful thread about mine on self-love as feeling like you're with a crush

a few day ago I decided to be a bit more open about my phenomenology and protocol for getting there, so I'll try to respond to some of the things she brought up!
I'm doing-it-live so don't know what it will say but quick infohazard warning. Reading about someone's mostly successful attempt to get to a better emotional state can be painful, or remind you of things you may not be in a great place for right now. You can always read it later!
I regret just listing the crush part but I didn't feel comfortable going deep into what I was feeling when I wrote the original thread (bc of hurting people :/)

On a valence arousal axes it's always positive-valence but all range of arousal

Read 18 tweets
27 Oct
starts *loving* country music out of nowhere for the first time in 20 years??

Oh yes, haven’t been giving child Nick attention for three days, makes sense
time for some Cheeseburger in Paradise, his faaavorite. Nearly broke the cd from use
do you know a wonderful child who will dance outside to the same song all afternoon I DO. Song doesn’t _really_ start till the 14th loop
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27 Oct
how many magical long-term relationships has the term and idea of a “serious relationship” prevented?
my most magical several year and decade long relationships had about 5 minutes of seriousness in them each

Incidentally my awkward 5 minute conversations from the 3 networking events I accidentally walked into in the last decade also had 5 minutes of seriousness
consider self love. Are you looking to start a serious relationship with yourself or just a fling? Neither I.. just want to love myself.. and feel comfortable and at home.. forever?
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