Stop Caring About Being Smart

Stop caring about being smart. This does not mean “be humble and think you could be stupid”. That’s still caring by implication. Stop caring about being stupid too. Be okay with being both because you couldn’t care less about both. Say things that will make you seem stupid, or arrogant, or cocky, or dumb. Any […]

Actual Lifehacks I Use

This is an ongoing post that you don’t need an account to view; it will be updated as I think of content. Eventually it will be cleaned up and transferred to this site. In the mean time, enjoy: https://www.facebook.com/notes/alfred-macdonald/actual-lifehacks-i-use/10211419261704187/

Semantic Precision Exercises

Doing these questions will help you practice your ability to use words more precisely, aka better refer to the things you want them to refer to. Key things: The “right answer” is not as important as the process of doing them. The questions get harder. ‘Hard’ = longer time needed for a good answer. If you […]

Lawful Society Bias

I propose a new bias which presumes that most if not all of society can be made effectively lawful, and most if not all instances of a crime or undesirable behavior can be eliminated with enough legal action. Perhaps it’s a subcategory of another, as in circumstantial ad hominem, which is itself a subcategory of the genetic […]