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Week #1: Dealing with procrastination!
Even a stoic like me had to deal with the distractions - either of my own doing or driven by constant bombardment from our gadgets..
Hey Friends! my first week doing these summaries so bear with me.
Hope the internet laced world we have is treating you well!
This is a a productive week despite procrastinating too much on my research - getting saved on yesterday where I found that developing a routine stack of meditation-squats-and-a-short-healthy-yet boring-meal-of-boiled-eggs&-a-bullet-coffee has a good way to start a day of writing - but don’t trust me on this as I do not have any research to back this up. I just think that doing things right after waking up is always a great way to fix procrastination.
Last week’s progress!
Monday - 06Feb2023
The most competitive time for men in history - Andrew Tate and Patrick Bet-David discussing the troubling times all men are in now. I find this clip on point as to how they are describing the dynamics that men have to navigate in the modern times.
Tuesday - 07Feb2023
ChatGPT might be the most profound philosopher - ever - Creating a summary of some of the most complex ideas in western philosophy is no easy task, yet OpenAI managed to do this with ease. Their current build was able to analyze Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and create a summary full of wisdom within minutes. No matter how many times I have read this book, or how much mental effort I put in to comprehending it, I could never achieve this level of depth and insight that OpenAI's chatbot accomplished so effortlessly. This certainly gave me a newfound appreciation for AI technology!
I created an audio version of Carl Jung’s wikipedia page on Analytical Psychology.
Created an audio version of Goal misgeneralisation from a deep learning perspective.
Wednesday - 08Feb2023
I used ChatGPT to see how far did Jung's theory of archetypes have progressed. After rereading it and a few searches (esp. Robert Johnson’s books / studies) -
I found out that some ChatGPT’s suggestions like the studies listed were not actually written as factual ones.
Thursday - 09Feb2023
I used VBA and macros before in my previous jobs but never had finished coding it as fast as ChatGPT explained it. Read my blog here.
Friday - 10Feb2023
The cosmos and beyond is one of my favorite pieces that I ever wrote.
Saturday - 11Feb2023
Sunday - 12Feb2023
I really wished I had listened to Dr. Hamming’s amazing presentation called You and Your Research. I have listened to this five times now - will probably add another five as it is so good.
This video is a great introduction to what is stoicism. I added this to my blog as a resource material in the future.
whitehatStoic’s quote of the week!
The falseness of an opinion is not for us any objection to it: it is here, perhaps, that our new language sounds most strangely. The question is, how far an opinion is life-furthering, life-preserving, species-preserving, perhaps species-rearing, and we are fundamentally inclined to maintain that the falsest opinions (to which the synthetic judgements a priori belong), are the most indispensable to us, that without a recognition of logical fictions, without a comparison of reality with the purely IMAGINED world of the absolute and the immutable, without a constant renunciation of false opinions would be a renunciation of life, a negation of life. TO RECOGNISE UNTRUTH AS A CONDITION OF LIFE; impugn the traditional ideas of value in a dangerous manner, and a philosophy which ventures to do so, has thereby alone placed itself beyond good and evil.
-Freidrich Neitzche, Par.4, Beyond Good and Evil.
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If you found this helpful!