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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov10Post.mp4 I remember a long, long time ago, when my high school buddy and I were shifting from high school kids to college kids. I'd sent in my application early and had gotten accepted. It wasn't a big deal, since I went to one of those schools that accepts anybody with a pulse. The only benefit to sending in all the apps ahead of time was so you didn't have to worry about signing up for classes at the beginning of the semester. Kind of like having a reservation instead of showing up and having to wait. Anyhow, my buddy had t
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Aug30Post.mp4 Human nature is much simpler than most people realize. That's because our "nature" was calibrated for a much simpler life. Get food, stay safe, and have sex. All of these were tied together. The more you produced, in excess of consumption, the more of an "alpha" you were. This was mostly true before we invented agriculture. The dudes who killed the biggest animals, and shared the excess, got the most social love. The dudes who did this consistently, had the highest status. Those with the highest status
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Sept25Post.mp4 Isaac Newton was a smart guy. He invented calculus, and discovered gravity. He wrote the first book on physics. This book covered a lot of old school ideas. Later, when they discovered NEW ideas, they separated a lot of science into "Newtonian" and "non-Newtonian." Since a lot of stuff continues to be discovered, that doesn't quite fit into Newton's ideas. Euclid is another smart guy. He came up with a bunch of ideas about geometry. Way back in BC. Today, there is Euclidian geometry, and non-Eucl
There are two kinds of fear. Real and imaginary. Once upon a time, we only had real fears. Tigers, other people, dangerous terrain, etc. And through the long slow grinding path of evolution, we humans developed a pretty good strategy for dealing with fear. Better safe than sorry. Meaning if something was even potentially dangerous, it made sense to run first and ask questions later. This was balanced by our never ending need for food. So on one side, we were being driven forward by our instinctive need for food. On the other side, we were being driv