Status vs Authenticity

People think they want status when they really want authenticity.

-high paying job
-impressive body
-Instagram-able relationships

-a job you love
-high self-esteem
-well-functioning relationships

Status optimizes for society. Authenticity optimizes for you.


On difference between motion and action

The difference between motion and action.

-talk to a personal trainer
-research your book idea
-explore different types of meditation

-do 10 squats
-write 1 sentence
-meditate for 1 minute

Motion feels like progress. Action is progress.

On Star Trekand SQL

2 types of people – those who think

  1. Star Trek: Discovery is dumb and stupid for including a reference to SQL “300 years in the future”
  2. think SQL still being used in 300 years is evidence Star Trek is a hard SF & a horrifyingly accurate portrayal of the future