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Consequences

During revolutions, people pay for what they said during peacetime. But during peacetime, no one pays for what they said during the revolution. — Rob Henderson                    

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The most important concepts

I have tried to find the most important concept to understand and have had to accept that there are no one single concept that deserves that spot. Others have compiled mega-threads, “X number of things I wish I knew when … Continue reading

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Facing your opponent

Here’s something to check out next time you are at a reception or a party. Look for same-sex pairs who are engaged in conversation and make a note of how they are standing. You will notice that the women tend … Continue reading

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The opinion piece cycle

Rob Henderson made this observation about the news cycle in USA, which I believe for the most part in limited to the opinion pieces over here: Step 1: It’s not really happening Step 2: Yeah, it’s happening, but it’s not … Continue reading

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Status games

Competing for material goods might be wasteful, but maybe it’s a less malignant type of status game. When sociopathic strivers are deciding what status game to play, it’s arguably better for them to aspire to own a fancy car than … Continue reading

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“Wanting” and “liking” are not the same

In our brains, “wanting” and “liking” are not the same. Dopamine’s primary role is to make us want things, not necessarily like things. We get the biggest rush of dopamine coursing through our brains at the possibility of reward, but … Continue reading

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Witches

If witches were as powerful and malevolent as the legends claim, then nobody would spend their time hunting them. The weaker the witches become, the more people become witch hunters — Rob Henderson               … Continue reading

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Let me ruin Titanic for you

The ship sinks. — OK, from Rob Henderson: Realized Rose DeWitt Bukater was 100 years old, married, had children, grandchildren, etc. but her “heaven” (when she dies at the end) is going back to hang out with the dude she … Continue reading

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Social status

Raising one’s status by doing something good is relatively hard compared to pointing out bad behavior and canceling others. Calling for cancellations/boycotts is an easy way to raise one’s status, and bond as a group. — Aparna Rao Social status … Continue reading

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Evaluations as moral judgements

It is likely that when we evaluate how well someone is performing, we also make a moral judgement from where they are, socially and economically. That someone from a poor background is judged as if they were somehow to blame … Continue reading

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