i think i keep my limbic system in tough conditions. i don’t get it to feel good via stimulators, and i really feel good rarely. mostly when i do work i want and accomplish it. or if i manage to solve something. it’s really rare. it’s not easy. at least for me.

process is also rewarding. not much.

thus my limbic system does not “feel good” most of the time.

on the other hand, i see the parallel with dystopian future where people don’t move or don’t think any more, because everything is done by robots. rewards should not be easy. you have to feel good because you’ve achieved something, not because you drunk a cup of coffee. not a big achievement.

however, i feel myself deflated and crippled. people love having fun. it looks like i am not. therefore i cannot join them and/or share it. this is not a problem usually. it’s only a problem when you like someone and realize you are so unnecessary, because you lack features which are good for a relationship.

#evolution #limbic_system #reward #coffee #people

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Some people think that training dogs - and, even more so, wolves - is cruel, as if you are going to break their spirit or make them permanently cowed. But far from breaking his spirit, when a dog or wolf knows exactly what is and what is not expected of him his confidence, and as a result his composure, grow immensely. It is a hard truth that, as Friedrich Nietzsche once put it, those who can’t discipline themselves will quickly find somebody else doing it for them. And, for Brenin, it was my responsibility to be that somebody. But the relation between discipline and freedom is a deep and important one: far from being opposed to freedom, discipline is what makes the most worthwhile forms of freedom possible. Without discipline there is no real freedom; there is only license.

#book #quote #people #dogs #wolf #wolves #discipline #training #nietzsche #freedom #license #responsibility

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I was discussing something with a friend recently: She said that we leave too many trails and footsteps on the internet, here and there, and we don’t think enough what it will look like to next generations, to our children. Her point was that when generation Z’s kids will become teenagers or adults and will discover our footsteps, then society will rethink many things about it’s behaviour on the net. And that next generations won’t share, at least publicly many things generations before them did. They won’t reveal intimate, personal stuff or won’t do it to such extent.

Well, I think there’s another option: next generations, and we all, will become more sincere, more tolerant, and less reticent. Of course being sincere and showing your underwear are different things. This is culture we may have to learn. However I believe we’ll accept people as they are more than today. We’ll accept that yes, people have many weaknesses, foibles and shortcomings. People behave stupid, say stupid things. People feel bad. People get frustrated. People are jealous and jaundice. People lie. People fake themselves. People are self destructive. They know it’s better to not behave somehow but they behave like that. People are not always fair, say true things, or bring up rational arguments. This is it. We are like that.

And I believe we have an option to learn to accept ourselves as we are, and to be more tolerant to ourselves. To be relaxed and more sincere in public, because people around won’t form bad opinion, make fun of us, and label us. Because we all are weak, have shortcomings, and are not ideal. That’s our chance to be closer to ourselves. This also means - to show off less by faking ourselves, and show off more by who we really are.

#people #internet #society #sincerity

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