Follow the More Interesting

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In today’s dizzying world, enough can’t be had, or perhaps, it’s just a false goal. You can never get enough, or do enough. There is always something else you could be doing. And even knowing there is never enough is not enough!

I think that our goal, or direction, should be rather to seek the more interesting. More interesting than what? More interesting than whatever you have now. Not to lessen the importance of now. We must appreciate now. But I think the way now unfolds into the future is through the more interesting.

The more interesting pulls the now forward. Not that the more interesting trumps all other ways to move forward. But I think the more interesting is a more interesting way to move forward! (A nice recursive touch there, too.)

More interesting is a blend of intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical. When in doubt, you might try more interesting. Let more interesting be a leading edge, a direction or vector, of your life.

~ Proxri Deal: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind. ~

Banality is Deep

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The banal is often the most deep. However, it can take some effort to see it. But you can go from “The sky is blue” to “The sky is blue! (And so amazing it’s about to blow my mind.)” This can be done without drugs. In fact, it’s way, way better without drugs. Nature doesn’t have an advertising agency, which is a shame.

Of course, you can’t be this way all the time. You’d never get anything done. But in this there’s another banal but deep observation: You can’t do anything all the time anyway.

~ Proxri Deal: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind. ~

Double-Blind Science and Health

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Regarding how science on people’s health is done: Someday, we’ll probably look back and laugh at how we thought randomized, double-blind studies of one drug or procedure could tell us things with much certainty, when we begin to better model how many things are interrelated.

However, such research has probably been a good place to start. It has probably helped many situations, and probably hurt some. Indeed, where else would we have started? There were limits to our ProxAwareness (join ProxThink to find out more).

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On Getting Out of Your Cages

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John Cage, the composer, was once asked what advice he would have for people. He said: “Get out of whatever cage you are in.” Apart from this being a clever spin on his own name, it’s really a very profound bit of advice. So we need to sometimes ask: What cage am I in? What can I do to get out of it?

I created ProxThink to help with getting-out-of-cages situations, among others. To explore them, and help generate alternatives. ProxThink cannot help every situation, and that fact is even built into it, with the Limits of One ProxPattern (join ProxThink to find out more).

~ Proxri Deal: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind. ~