[ExI] net wisdom
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 00:17:27 UTC 2016
Adrian - There is always more to discover, enjoy, and create. Stop doing
that - or, worse, refuse to do that - for long enough and you start to
die. That's no metaphor: stop being mentally active and the body begins
shutting down. It happens faster the older you get, and there are other
factors (stopping this shutdown does not grant immortality by itself), but
staying active is the simplest life extension possible right now.
Thanks! I am a very firm believer in use it or lose it. Especially sex -
more for men than for women. Trying to contribute something of value or
interest to this group is one mental thing I do. I can't just do nothing.
Never been good at that. So I read and buy CDs and so forth. Read various
philosophies in short form. I do sit too much.
Finding something new and different is and should be rare, so I"ll keep
looking. One trouble is that I am extremely picky. Bryant Gumbel once
replied to a question about if given a hundred people how many he'd likely
be interested in talking to, and he said none. I am not that picky, but it
really takes highly intelligent people, like this group, to interest me.
Not trying to appear to be more than I am, but I am excruciatingly honest
with others and I hope with myself.
One thing the internet has gifted me with is the software that suggests
other books or music based on what I already bought or looked at.
Wonderful - like belonging to several groups of one's own kind. The beta
testers, as you said. Amazon's one and two star reviews are usually
Don't worry about my brain. My body could use more work, and that helps
the brain too.
I'll be thankful for all the advice and recommendations I get. No pop
music. If I thought anyone would be interested I'd recommend things all
the time. Since I receive no feedback I've nearly stopped that.
On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 6:16 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 22, 2016 3:36 PM, "William Flynn Wallace" <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> > I love new and different and have always been very high on openness to
> experience. For instance, a trilogy by Cixin Liu is excellent (Three Body
> Problem the first book). Wish there were a lot more.
> There is, but you have to look more widely. Try online texts - stuff
> people wrote and distributed digitally, but never put the money into
> publishing in a physical book.
> Being able to create your own content helps too. That way you can just
> make the kind of stuff you want (and perhaps share it if what you're into
> has any sort of sizable fanbase). Or just learn how to identify the
> elements - try looking up your favorite works on http://tvtropes.org/ and
> see how many of the aspects listed you noticed. (And if they missed any
> you know of, maybe add them to the work's article.)
> As I write this I am listening to music that did not exist a few years
> ago. This is easily the 10th, possibly 20th, time I have listened to this
> particular song in the past few months (partly because I have had need of
> something to drown out certain environmental noises). By this time a few
> years from now, possibly as early as next year, I expect I will have tired
> of it and moved on, perhaps to something that will come into existence
> between now and then. Over the next few days I shall be whipping up more
> stories - for fun this weekend, then an interview for CubeCab (which is
> both work and an attempt to fix a significant aspect of the world) next
> There is always more to discover, enjoy, and create. Stop doing that -
> or, worse, refuse to do that - for long enough and you start to die.
> That's no metaphor: stop being mentally active and the body begins shutting
> down. It happens faster the older you get, and there are other factors
> (stopping this shutdown does not grant immortality by itself), but staying
> active is the simplest life extension possible right now.
> If you think life is too boring, you can fix that (and not in the
> "creating disasters you have to clean up" sense)...and it may be worth your
> life to fix it.
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