"If you’re not producing at an elite level, you’re increasingly in danger of automation, being outsourced, being eliminated or replaced."
A Cal Newport quote that seems to be true and in that way it makes me profoundly sad.
Eliteness is, by definition, a subset of a whole. Many people will suffer and be eliminated in the world that is.
If that's all that can be I'd rather not be
Cal Newport has a blog. A site where he produces essays which are a part of his goal to improve his position in the market by creating something "valuable" I.E. that can be commodified
A microblog like Mastodon or Twitter can be a place where you place those things with that goal, and solicit feedback
But that's not the normal usecase, or how he envisions it
mh meds Show more
My unrealistic hope is that this med will both allow me focus but also help me have forward interest / passion for productive activities, but I suspect it will only help the former.
The latter see tied up in memory, my narrative around work, and my ecclectic tastes
Slate Political Gabfest Show more
They had a "civic religion" guy on and he said culture is upstream of politics right on cue
New ADHD meds update Show more
I want to post a lot
I have spent a lot of time in life thinking "I wish I could control myself." I rarely reach the point of thinking about improving at a skill because just the idea of "I'm going to plan to do a thing and then do it" has felt like a huge undertaking my whole life
If it's just a few MGs of drugs that make the difference? How to reconcile all the time lost to that??
We are all in this together
(writer, game maker, visual artist)
Revel in the marvels of the universe.