• High-quality friend 2022-03-14

    The self-improvement component of [[my mission statement]]:

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  • Fake problems 2022-03-14

    This is a name I made up for a pattern I noticed in my life: allowing minor inconveniences with obvious solutions to persist. The root cause is small enough to be disregarded, but the consequences can range anywhere from equally small to lifestyle-altering. These problems only take a brief moment of thought to identify, but I’ve learned it’s surprisingly easy to let them pile up for no reason!

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  • Community infrastructure 2022-03-14

    The primary export of [[my mission statement]]:

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  • Be more for fewer people 2022-03-14

    You’ve heard of Dunbar’s number, right? It’s 150, and it’s the number of social links you can maintain in your head (Dunbar said so). This has a wide array of important consequences – for example, any attempt to befriend every 1st-gen Pokémon is mathematically doomed – but not all hope is lost! First, simply acknowledge the limitations of your monkey brain. Next, use said brain to think about ways you can operate within those limitations while still pursuing a fulfilling social life. Finally, gradually adapt your behavior to align with those principles. That’s it! Three easy steps and you’re well on your way to living a Dunbar-approved life.

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  • You can do anything at all 2022-02-16

    It’s true: you’re free to do anything you want. Spend your time as you see fit; wear what you want to wear; participate in whatever communities feel like home to you. If what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy, try doing something else!

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