<aside> 💡 These are ideas that keep coming back. I don’t judge, I only observe which come back the most often. New ideas go to [WIP Wow ideas ](https://www.pawel.world/WIP-9d6bcd463cdc4edbafbae3913c923692) I also sprinkled medals around 🏅 on ones that visist me the most often.


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Enlightenment feels like correctness, that every passing second feels correct. – Aella from the interview with Spencer Greenberg on Clearer Thinking podcast (28:29)

Why would I trust opinion bc its my own? – Julia Galef via Rationally Speaking #143

There is a difference between happiness (what brings you pleasure now) vs. meaning (what brings you fulfillment when you look at your whole life) ~ Robin Hanson on Lex Fridman Show

Intelligence is did you achieved things you wanted in life – Naval Ravikant

Beliefs persevere even without any social pressure. … The belief will not change when the reasons are defeated. The causality is reversed. People believe the reasons because they believe in the conclusion … We believe what the people we love and trust believe. This is not a conscious decision to conform by hiding one's true beliefs. It's the truth, this is how we believe. – Daniel Kahneman

The world can never own a man who wants nothing – Naval Ravikant

I am trying to be the dumbest person in the room

You don’t have a brain with a body, you have a body with a brain – Ido Portal

I want to be as publicly vulnerable as possible, because I want to broadcast acceptance towards others. – Aella As in, one of the first times I felt deep acceptance from someone else was when I watched them name an unflattering thing about themselves with openness and grace.

Flirt with abandon – via ceo

Don’t look what people are saying. Look what people are doing.

Locate an animal, mimic its expression and movement for two minutes. If there are no other lives around, observe an object and be it for two minutes. Do it regularly – Apichatpong Weerasethakul via Hans Urlich Obrist

We seem to be so important that it breaks our minds and makes us wonder if the universe is real – Michael Vassar

Let delight pull you instead of making a to-do list push you – Paul Graham

Ours is the era of inadequate AI alignment theory. Any other facts about this era are relatively unimportant – Eliezer Yudkowsky

The truth doesn’t lie in the middle, truth lies where it lies (original in Polish: Prawda nie leży pośrodku, prawda leży tam, gdzie leży”) – Władysław Bartoszewski

You’re like the Catholics who are trying to get into heaven by being good enough

"I have felt it myself – the glitter of nuclear weapons. It is irresistible if you come to them as a scientist. To feel it's there in your hands, to release this energy that fuels the stars, to let it do your bidding. To perform these miracles, to lift a million tons of rock into the sky. It is something that gives people an illusion of illimitable power, and it is, in some ways, responsible for all our troubles - this, what you might call technical arrogance, that overcomes people when they see what they can do with their minds." – Freeman Dyson theoretical physicist, proponent of nuclear disarming, in the context of why from 1981 documentary "The Day After Trinity", via Machines of Mass Distraction, New York Times