What I Did
This Meta-Project has been difficult. I’m still marching forward, but it involves many hours of dedication to get it right. However, even with a few personal issues impeding my progress, I’ve accomplished rebuilding a hefty run of self-help guides, with my Booger Nooger’s editing help.
Also as an added bonus, I’ve built out iCoULdfAiL, a middle-point for everything I’m writing. Think of it like a Twitch stream for writers, or one of those straightener bar things in factories to line up the glue bottles, or informational hoarding-as-a-hobby. It’s simply a means of publicly streamlining my standard method for consuming information.
I’m now a licensed insurance producer, with almost all the privileges and responsibilities associated with it. This frees up quite a bit of stress interest payment, and improves my ability to work solely on my writing.
What I Learned
Human nature is inescapably silly. After a tumultuous set of conflicts on multiple fronts, I now believe that it’s a perfectly natural and human endeavor to take everything too seriously.
But, more accurately, it’s not that everyone takes everything far too seriously. It’s more like each person in their own framing of understanding takes one thing more absurdly serious than they should. This obsession with that thing (e.g., silverware) has a tendency to bleed over into other related domains (e.g., plates) until it floats into every domain of living.
The answer is to remember several sequential truths:
- Everyone cares deeply about something.
- They care so much that it disrupts their otherwise-healthy behavior.
- If you call them on it, they’ll inevitably hate you for it.
- There is usually a polite way to not bring it up, and that’s why good boundaries are important.
One of those things that a huge chunk of petty-minded people concern themselves over is the election season. Every 2 years in the USA, some people hold a regional popularity contest, and the winner gets to run that region (with limits) for 2-6 years before they need to have another popularity contest or aren’t allowed to win the contest anymore.
This gets extra complicated because most people believe that their decision for who they like has more value proportional to how much they feel about it, and people who might not win the contest will sometimes cheat. Further, most people competing in the contest are being told by other people what to do, and some of those people are secretive about their contribution to the contest-runners.
Honestly, it’s about as good a system as any. At one time, people had to pretend they cared about a king, and some countries (e.g., China, Great Resetters) want a bureau of “experts” to tell everyone what to do, so the alternatives are worse, I guess.
This all doesn’t really matter to me, though. This world and everything in it will eventually burn, so I’m personally convinced that anything that doesn’t point to the domain beyond this world (whether it be religious or leaving a legacy in this life) is somewhat short-sighted.
So, it’s wisest to explore 2 possible attitudes about the world, preferably both:
- Live and enjoy today, with all its oddities, ignoring the past and the uncontrollable future.
- Get building for tomorrow, ignoring the past and the uncontrollable future.
What I’m Doing
Working in an insurance office right now and sharpening up my Magnum Opus in the meantime. I’ve been distilling and thematically unifying all of my creative works:
- I’m tidying up edits all over AdequateLife:
- Body maintenance
- Fun improvement
- Handling death
- Disaster prep
- Adequate data
- Then, moving to GainedInSite:
- Animal perception
- Subconscious perception
- Conscious perception
- Processed thoughts
- Decisions (with a new essay on personality)
- Social groups
- Large social
- A venture into TheoLogos:
- Universal Christian facts
- Christian disciplines
- Christ’s influence
- Christ and society (with a new essay on cults)
- Christ and the future
- Alternative Christian perspectives
- My potential heresy
- Spiritual data
- And, finally, to the latest creation of NotaGenius:
- Human messiness
- Engineering (though there probably won’t be much)
- Law (with several new pages)
- Finally, after all this, I will feel sufficiently ready to plow heavily into TechSplained.