Fuck the cold metallic gloved dead hand of human chess playing technocratic ghouls who want to squelch and contain and document and track and sterilize it to death.
Curiosity is the greatest threat to concentrated power and prestige, so those who have power and prestige labor endlessly to create the mind-killing opposite of all curiosity. Consensus. Obedience. Being seen as “normal”, “in the know”, “respectable”.
If you can free yourself from a need to be excited about any particular thing and follow your fire as you stoke it, you’ll eventually find it’s path. If you feel like a bad person unless a certain thing inspires you, you’ll never be inspired about anything.
Fear is a mind melter and collectivism kills. Movements tend toward both.
Don’t lose that stubborn belief that everything can always be better. But if it starts to make you a cynic, a pessimist, or an unhappy person, it’s not doing you any good. Pessimists don’t innovate.
The most dangerous beliefs are those considered “settled” or “consensus”. Those are the ideas that close minds, kill curiosity, and end exploration. Those are also the ideas that have people supporting the harassment, caging, and killing of dissenters.
I just saw an article by venture capitalist Marc Andreessen called “It’s Time to Build.” I’m both encouraged and troubled by it.
I suspect modern boredom isn’t about a lack of things to do, but not finding interest in the things you’re supposed to be doing, or wanting to do. Maybe guilt is the real cause of boredom.
You will not be told the most important truths. Because no one can tell you. You have to discover them yourself from experience.