Advice on remembering what you read

One of the things I want to get better at is remembering more of what I read.

I read often, and I read quickly, which means that I can get through quite a lot of books in a given time. Cool.

I also like to read multiple books at once. Usually, I have anywhere from two to five nonfiction books in progress at any given time, and one or… Continue reading

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If you are strong, you will be misunderstood

…[it is] everyone’s story, every last one of us could have done more, a creation or two more than we have done, and while it is our own fault, it is not all our own fault, and so I still feel rage at the cowardice of our time which has ground down all of us into the mediocre compromises of what had been once our light-filled passion to stand erect… Continue reading

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Research notes: the pursuit of comfort

Topic: the human search (drive, desire) for comfort.

Starting points

  • Comfort-seeking behavior in humans
  • Comfort as a motivation
  • Comfort as related to fear: fear as enabler for survival, then security, then to comfort. How do those things all relate to one another? Diverge from one another?
  • The effect of comfort-seeking
  • Comfort-seeking vs. risk-seeking — is that really a true dichotomy? Because for
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