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Do you ever feel empty?


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How do you deal with people you share no similarities with?

I was watching Joe Rogan the other day, and I thought his ability to connect with people from almost any background was kind of impressive. despite the fact that he's basically a UFC meat head, he talks with astronauts, feminists, nerds, conspiracy theorists, and CIA agents at a level of depth that goes beyond the superficial. People you wouldnt expect him to share much with seem to connect with him very easily. No wonder he's so popular.

So I started to reflect on how I behave and whether the way I treat people, or not treat them. After some thought, I concluded that my indifference to people and their opinions is justified by the scientific method and my value system, but that its probably at least somewhat flawed as a modus operandi. More specifically I'm kind of indifferent because I choose to invest my time in things that will more likely align with my goals and purpose in life than not. And vice versa, I can't be arsed to invest time into useless bullshit.

But then maybe some useless bullshit is fine, because sometimes I find out that the useless bullshit I dismissed at first turned out to be kind of interesting. So I guess I'm trying to find a balance.

The problem is that there's so much useless, unsurprising, disappointing rabbit holes that can suck you in, that if you followed every one of them your whole life would become bullshit. What I feel is that there needs to be some metric for evaluating bullshit to see if it has a reasonable chance of leading anywhere interesting. And then it sort of hit me. All of this Bayesian analysis and logic is in itself bullshit and the source of all problems. I'm basically too smart, which made me stupid.

I've analysed the world around me like I'm a passive observer, instead of seeing myself as the king chess piece that I really am. A rabbit hole is uninteresting because I made it so. It's my job to make the dreaded life around me interesting. By seeing the world a certain way, I can make it so.

Hallelujah.

last edit on 5/10/2024 4:18:07 PM
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I think I can formulate my new philosophy mathematically. I've found a fundamental flaw in Bayesian analysis. Good, your philosophy is garbage.

What I think is the problem with Bayesian analysis on decision making is that it neglects that any given decision is non-linearly affecting every subsequent decision and outcome. Bayesian analysis is then just a shitty linear approximation of a much more fundamental, nonlinear probability theory.

I win, Matt Dillahunty loses. God exists, after all.

last edit on 5/10/2024 4:29:46 PM
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Is this rationalizing being a disagreeable introvert?

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Jada said: 

How do you deal with people you share no similarities with?

I tend to try new things to gain more room for common ground with people. 

 
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Is this rationalizing being a disagreeable introvert?

I'm agreeable and moderately extroverted. I rationalize over the fact that I don't connect with peasants. I am only introverted in the sense that I introspect so the brain areas that get shut down by LSD are very active in my brain usually. I've studied my brain, it's abnormal. It doesn't work the way a normal brain works. You could say it's superior in many ways to a normal human brain but I need peasants to fill in the holes where I'm not very good, like being motivated to do meaningless jobs for money or approval.

 

 

I tend to try new things to gain more room for common ground with people.

It's kind of a miracle that you stay motivated enough to do that. I think the area of your brain governing boredom must be very small.

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Jada said:
the brain areas that get shut down by LSD are very active in my brain usually

What do you by this?

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Jada said: 

I tend to try new things to gain more room for common ground with people.

It's kind of a miracle that you stay motivated enough to do that. I think the area of your brain governing boredom must be very small.

I don't really see trying new things as boring, but rather doing the same things. 

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Jada said:
the brain areas that get shut down by LSD are very active in my brain usually

What do you by this?

I mean I am self aware. Like, it's natural for me to analyse and change how I think, and become self aware of my own thoughts and actions. Once I become self aware of something, that something ceases to be me and I move one level up in consciousness.

Once you're on LSD you lose sense of that, and other channels of your brain light up. What I'm saying is that I should do more LSD to "open my mind". Or in this case close it.

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