The more I learn and the older I get, the more I identify with my grandfather’s Korean War-won wisdom: “All politicians are crooks and liars.”
This drives home another thought I had the other day: politics is poison.
We are in the End Times. Not in a spiritual sense – Frederick Nietzsche noted that God is Dead, and I tend to agree – but the death of thought and progress. The internet gives us all the world’s wisdom and knowledge, but we use it to reinforce tribalistic thinking and form echo chambers that allow us to filter data into confirmation bias. This, in turn, reinforces pre-held prejudices. This, in turn, is what will kill the world.
I’m often accused of pessimism, which is fair. I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression for years, only to recently gain a hold of it. But if God is Dead and the world’s greatest invention – the Internet – in turn destroys the human psyche, what hope is there for the future?
Dual N-Back games from Brain Age.
Notes: still struggle to hold many pieces of data together in my mind. Can barely hold 3-4, and not very long. Perhaps ensuring that I work on Playing Card memorization will help.
Muse tells me that I still don’t spend long in a deeply calm state. My meditations do seem ‘lighter’ than what I was able to achieve when doing meditation with my instructor. Perhaps focusing less on ‘concentration’ and more on concentration and relaxation will help. Going by data, I’m not getting into a deep state yet.
Walked. Will begin to add weights again. The summer job is not lending results like I thought. Energy should be good to add a light routine in the afternoons.