Thoughts

Below is a list of things that I think about, which will grow over time. These pages are in various states of completion.


Art & Architecture
Romantic realism. Art Deco. Clean lines.

Books
I read a lot, and I revisit many books. Like music, my book reading goes in many different directions, although there are a few cardinal ones.

Communication
Speaking and being understood. The Big Label problem.

Compounding value and disvalue
Money grows and declines with compound interest, but so do skills, knowledge, relationships, and every other value.

Corporate Stockholm Syndrome
I see a lot of people stay in jobs they don’t like for reasons that are wrong.

Dating
I’m single and monogamous, and I date men. I have dating profiles on various apps, and I think some detail here makes sense too.

Friendship
I long for deep friendships. Making old friends.

Good Life, the
My quest to be happy and live the life I want. The obstacles (material and psychological) that I’ve encountered along the way, and how I’ve superated them.

History
History as a tool to live daily life, not a collection of facts.

Judging
I go by “dare to be judged.” Sounds bad to some, but isn’t. Related ideas are forgiveness, apology, and trust.

Legal Industry, the
It’s not a trap for everyone. But it’s a trap for a lot of people.

Movies
I watch them actively. While I sometimes put TV on in the background, I don’t usually do that with a movie.

Music
Playing piano and saxophone, listening to everything (especially soundtracks and country music).

Personal Finance
Money doesn’t have to rule you. It should be the other way around. Knowing what a budget is and how to use it can give you direction and enable radical change.

Physical Fitness
Exercise, body image, diet, sleep, mind-body monism.

Places
Where I’ve lived, what I’ve liked about each place, what I think about for the future.

Podcasts
This is a list of podcasts I regularly listen to, those I have followed in the past, and those I like to snipe the occasional episode from.

Philosophy
Philosophy as a useful thing. A vital thing.

Politics
Not a tool for everyday living. Properly, a hard philosophic problem, not a pundity thing. The problem of Big Labels.

Polymathy
The power of the generalist.

Religion
I am not religious, and why. What I think about religious people.

Technology
What do I have, what do I want, how do I think about it.

Television
TV can get a bum rap. The bummest rap, in fact. But it is glorious. There is so much quality and so much humanity to see through television shows. I watch with closed captions.