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Epistemic status: Not serious, also not “in-crowd” enough to use “Epistemic status”.
Read each Question and Choose One Answer and Follow Along:
Q1: What is the meaning of life?
A) Whoa!, Let’s not bring up philosophy, I don’t like to think about that stuff.
B) Begging the question fallacy – who says life exists and if so, that there is any meaning?
IF A, Then:
Q2: Nobody values what I do or care about (okay, not really a question…)
1) Get Smart.
2) Get Hard.
IF 1, Then:
Read everything. Learn everything. Get good at one thing. Let everyone know you are good at that one thing. Get good at getting good at that one thing. Get good at signaling that you are getting good at that one thing.
Or Get Got.
IF 2, Then:
Hustle. Sleep less. Work more. Grind. Sell. Sell. Sell!
Crypto never sleeps and neither do you.
IF B, Then:
3) I’ve been thinking too much about these sorta things and think we might be in a simulation.
4) I agree with Descartes enough to tentatively accept the premise “Cogito ergo sum”, aka “I think, therefore I am”.
IF 3, Then:
Read everything about programming. Learn everything about programming. Get good at one programming language. Let everyone know you are good at that one programming language. Get good at getting good at that one programming language. Get good at signaling that you are getting good at that one programming language.
Or forget about it, you’re merely a simulation anyways…
IF 4, Then:
Read everything about philosophy. Learn everything about philosophy. Get good at explaining one particular philosophy. Let everyone know you are good at explaining that one particular philosophy. Get good at getting good at explaining that one particular philosophy.
Say things others don’t understand and perhaps get a tenured position at a university.
If these suggestions and solutions don’t work for you, well you probably are a failure and always will be, or you realize that all striving is vanity and you are cool with just being.
Que será, será.
Remember: “The Revolution Will Be Decentralized!”
Created by Michael Paine