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Questions

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I enjoy asking questions, especially ones that elucidate various aspects of a person’s psyche. I recently formulated a list of questions that I intended to ask many of the people closest to me. The results of the conversations were intriguing enough that I decided to start asking strangers.I’m posting the questions here as I would be curious if internet friends or strangers would...

Pain and Pleasure

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I’m trying something new: writing without caring too much about grammar and spelling. Just trying to get ideas out. The following notes are based on some recent thinking I’ve been doing and is a work in progress. I am almost certainly oversimplifying and it’s meant to be a working hypothesis. Think of it as a starting point for an ongoing discussion I’m having with myself, but would like to share...

Don’t Call It A Comeback (Why I Fell Down The Cryptocurrency Rabbit Hole)

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RevivalIt’s been over a year since I last posted. I apologize, dear readers. I plan to start writing regularly again. My goal is at least once a week. If you’ve wondered where I’ve been, I offer you what I hope is a satisfactory explanation. I got lost. I fell deep into a intellectual treasure hunt than has no bottom. The world I fell into was full of quirky people, ridiculous adventures...

Finite and Infinite Games

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“The actor who will accept anything that happens seems supernatural; it’s the most marvelous thing about improvisation: you are suddenly in contact with people who are unbounded, whose imagination seems to function without limit.” – Keith Johnstone, Impro: Improvisation and the Theater Our last post examined life as a series of boxes. We learned that each box can both define and constrain...

What Box Are You In?

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“People with dull lives often think that their lives are dull by chance. In reality everyone chooses more or less what kind of events will happen to them by their conscious patterns of blocking and yielding. A student objected to this view by saying, ‘But you don’t choose your life. Sometimes you are at the mercy of people who push you around.’ I said, ‘Do you avoid such people?’ ‘Oh!’ She said...

Chamath Sees Where The World Is Going

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I’m working on a couple of posts related to psychological freedom that I think will be thought provoking. In the meantime I curated an interview that is related to many of the Permissionless Life themes. The internet pays many dividends. One of them is having access to information and content from some of the smartest people on the planet. I recently watched an interview of Chamath...

Opportunity Is Abundant… If You Believe It

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This week we’re going to explore a habit that can help you make progress towards psychological freedom and help you spot alternate paths to take in life. Illustrations by Asia Noble. She’s incredible. You can find her here: . Also, many thanks to Bill Ledley for his usual insightful comments. “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your...

Interview – Podstel’s Chief of Community Jason Gastaldo

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I recently spent two weeks in Bucharest, Romania at Podstel HQ. My friend Jason was kind enough to sit down for an interview. Jason is an inspiring person who has little formal education. At the age of 16, Jason decided to try college out. He went to a community college, transferred to the University of Santa Cruz, then dropped out to travel and learn languages. Jason has a passion for languages...

Founder’s Letter

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Welcome. I wrote a letter to potential readers because I view you as stakeholders in this endeavor. You invest your time. You deserve to have a roadmap as to what you’re investing in and a North Star by which to hold me accountable. Dear Reader, I started Permissionless Life because I think it’s one of the greatest times to be alive. I also think things are going to continue to get a lot...