Morning Page
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Mornings Pages were this thing I used to do. I feel like my mornings have been significantly out of …

What Makes A Skinner Box?
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One common theme that I return to, time and time again, is that of addictiveness. More specifically,…

Where Did The Excitement Go?
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So it's been a while since my last blog post. It still feels weird writing all of my insecurities ou…

Stat Check 19-05-21
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It's been a while now, but I've found that I really enjoy writing my dates in terms of year, month, …

Building Up Constantly
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It's a little weird. I haven't been really doing lots of rationality stuff or introspection. And I t…

Critiquing Schoolwork
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I'm taking some classes this quarter, and they are all sort of okay. What I'm annoyed by is how much…

Working on MLU 2.0
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So I finally got around to updating my site. It's been my goal for a while ot have a nice place wher…

Experience Is Compounding
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I've been on a real not-learning kick lately. By that, I mean a long stretch of not feeling like I'v…

Creators vs Consumers
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It feels like there's been a push towards getting people to start creating their own content. Platfo…

Blogging Redux
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Hey, yo, so I'm back to writing stuff for now. Or, sort of. I mentioned that I'd be taking a break f…

I Think I'm Feeling Less Scared of Apocalypses Now
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A few years ago, I was viscerally scared by the thought of the world ending. It felt a lot closer th…

Sliding Windows of Experience
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Maybe because it's one of the algorithms that's been showing up lately, but I've been thinking about…

Waning Attention
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I've been worried lately at my ability to do work and to focus and do work. Not Deep Work in the Cal…

Ascetic Aesthetic
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I have a Mood or a Feel that I care a lot about. It's a little like minimalism. It's a little like p…

Attention vs Effort
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I think I missed the memo on this, but apparently 2x2 squares have been the sexy thing to do when ta…

Anticipated Fear in Mental Explorations
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There's this weird thing that's been happening lately where I generally feel okay, and I'm noting th…

Why Does Self-Help Work?
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One thing I've been thinking about is why self-help works at all. In conjunction with the blog right…

Self-Discovery vs Self-Modification
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In [Normative vs Descriptive Confusions](https://mindlevelup.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/normative-vs-d…

Acceptance, Analogies, and Asymmetries
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Three concepts that I seem to be using a lot lately are acceptance, analogies, and asymmetries. They…

Important Stuff in Romance
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Everyone kinda knows that some mixture of love and affection doesn't cut it in relationships. I've b…

Titles are Evil
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[Malcolm Ocean gets it](https://malcolmocean.com/2016/02/sparkly-pink-purple-ball-thing/). There's a…

Happiness and Meaningness
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I used to think that happiness was pretty important. Now, though, it looks like I didn't do a good j…

Black-box Explanations For Productivity Stuff
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You know how sometimes you're staring at a problem or a math proof, and you know that you *could* fi…

Reward Loops
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Sometimes, when I'm on Facebook, I'll get a notification. I'll click on it, and then someone has sen…

Caring About Literally Anything
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I have this gut feeling that games should have some degree of *depth* to them. There should be lots …

The Surprising Effectiveness of Doing Literally Anything
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So I've been using Todoist as my to-do list of choice for over a year now. This feels pretty good an…

Controlling vs Controlled Attention
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I often think about activities we can engage in as one of two types: activities in which we're direc…

Speediness 1
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It's now my second year of college. I suppose that Muse works more as a place for me to be far more …