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I’ve started writing a novel. I hope for it to be a philosophical novel.

I wonder if training your heart by exercises also helps it cope with stress-induced high bpms.

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Highly recommended! An excellent introduction to Hegel, by Matt Qvortrup.

"G.W.F. Hegel: An Introduction. Matt Qvortrup observes the watcher of the world spirit."

"[Hegel's] fundamental idea that “the history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom” (Lectures on the Philosophy of History, 1837, p.19)"

Schopenhauer, the master of depression, called out Hegel as pure nonsense, and lunatic asylum material. Lol.

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"The same could not be said for Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), who was a colleague of Hegel’s at the University of Berlin and said that Hegel was, “dishing out pure nonsense, slapping together senseless raving tangles of verbiage such as had only ever been heard in a lunatic asylum” (The World as Will and Representation, p.456)."

I recently learned about "The Origins of Totalitarianism" by Hannah Arendt. She wrote it in 1951, which is interesting considering she was German for the first 31 years of her life and WW2 had ended 6 years earlier.

And, of course, the root problem is complicated but I feel compelled to point it mainly to endless, unsustainable, short-term growth combined with a pinch of "meritocracy".

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100% exactly. Entrepreneurship seems like the most free path of a western citizen right now.

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And he gave an amazing answer:
> " In short, academic institutions systemically promote exactly the sort of short-term optimization of which, ironically, the private sector is often accused. Is entrepreneurship a trap? No; right now, it's one of the only ways to avoid being trapped. "

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Colin was called a genius, and why he's building backup solutions instead of solving millenium problems.

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"The Cacophony Society is "a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society.""

Loved this one about Rachel Aaron improving her writing productivity. It seems it's pretty famous with authors too.
"How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day"

Respect, Glenn. Proving for yet another time your quality as a prominent member of our global cybernetic village.

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