"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this and you'll find strength."
What's one girl when there's a billion?
"In my 74 years I never thought I'd live to see the day when the only safe place for America's heroes is Russia!" -Some YouTuber
@TheStoicCrane Livestock meat is massively unsustainable, as the chinese and indian new middle class drive consumption up.
It will take a decade or so to normalize lab-grown meat but it will happen. A decade ago putting your kids in random people’s cars was unthinkable.
Apparently the Matrix is becoming a reality. Lab created steak that has nothing to do with cows is a thing now.
@destraht Agreed. I'm naturally drawn to mountainous, woodland, valley-esque, lakeside regions myself.
As you could imagine, opportunities for healthy socializing are few and far between outside, say, local churches which I care little for.
High population areas are entertaining and have their share of novelty but before long they can be disorienting and draining.
Though I have to say Washington, DC in particular was a strangely energizing place the few months I've spent there.
Thinking of when MLK was shot; seeing the steps of the Lincoln monument in and the grounds leading to it in person was awe-inspiring.
@TheStoicCrane I have very little experience in NYC but my impression is more so that they are indifferent of their surroundings rather than oblivious, at least compared to Chinese. I think that you are correct thought that it generally goes that way but there can be local cultural phenomenons which tweak the formula an order of magnitude.
I also like to keep my powder fresh so places like NYC or even half of that burn me out. I'm not well suited to living in such a diminished state.
@destraht It's an urban thing more than cultural one. People in large cities tend to filter out what happens in their surrounding environments to the point of desensitization or it'll lead to sensory overload. It's no surprise that's common in China considering every 1/5 people in the world is Chinese.
It's unnaturally taxing for the brain to process everything in a busy major city so for some people they just insulate their attention to the point of obliviousness.
This is why I can only stand New York City a handful of day out of the year. Too much activity to reasonably process.
Since we're on the topic of pornhub & paypall; a one off article on how porn affects the brain
Interestingly beyond that it loosely describes the neuronal process that takes place when it comes to skill mastery.