One’s peace of mind comes from three buttons: the “block” button, the “close” button and the “off” button.
Metta (loving kindness) meditation is the practice of loving oneself, people whom we’re fond of, neutral people, then people we find difficult. Social media encourages us to misunderstand difficult people, ignore neutral people, flatter those we’re fond of, and hate ourselves.
We naturally think in network graphs, but (often) computers force us to think in tables; this is like the difference between water and ice: they’re fundamentally similar, but the latter is frozen.
The sage does not need an award; the award needs the sage. The award is valuable because it is esteemed by others; the sage has no need for the esteem of others and is, therefore, valued.
You can’t truly understand how wrong a person or position is until you open your mind to the possibility that they’re right.
Because consciousness itself is invisible, we skip it and focus on what we see; this is like focusing only on the graphical user interface and ignoring the underlying operating system and hardware.
I read my article on bad faith, and how to encourage good faith conversations.
“After a war is fought, bad years are sure to follow. Therefore, one who follows the true nature will understand the principle of cause and effect and shall not rely upon the strength of force.”—Tao te Ching
Having taught computers humanity, perhaps they can teach us good faith.
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