I try to distill the most impactful knowledge over a long time.
I am interested in almost anything but organically gravitate towards topics like cognitive biases, psychology, view quakes, well-being, epistemology, mental models, collective coordination and decision-making, rationality and effective altruism. I don’t normal write, but I care about being simple and precise. Read more in about.
A couple of essays to start with:
Expert trap (Part 1 of 3)
How hindsight, hierarchy, confirmation biases break knowledge and make it hard to access
Read the discussion on Hacker News Most of our tasks work like a wave. We need to do them at a certain interval. I need to pee and pay taxes every sometime. To-do waves have different lengths. There are small waves like I need to pee, eat, and drink. There are daily waves like clean teeth, dress up, move my body. Couple of days long waves like socializing, grocery shopping, and bringing the trash out. And a week, year, or longer waves like cutting nails, refueling a car, renewing a passport, doing a checkup at the doctor, filing taxes. There is a high probability that each day there will be waves from all lengths buckets.
Here are things that are less relevant to my core research to my
Hinge of history
What topics are the most important to you?
Why to meditate?
It lowers anxiety; brings higher emotional control; enhances navigating through complex problems (i.e. it's making me a better designer). Read more in a guide to
How this site is built?
What is the most important and neglected idea about the way people communicate?
The density of information. The shorter the more valuable the message is (while the creator simultaneously preserves its depth and quality). On this website, I try to use as little words as possible. 💡A quick tip: By default books are long. I often "read books" by watching authors summarizing them in a 1.5h podcast or YouTube lecture. Often it's even a better content because authors simplify idea and communicate them in the most direct way. For example, listen to Sam Harris systematically sourcing Nick Bostrom's top ideas from four of his most influential papers.
What is wisdom?
Wisdom is just covering blind spots in one's mental model map of knowledge | Charlie Munger read more
Why are you developing this website?
My grandpa knew a lot about the evolution of religions, history of Slavs, law system of Poland. But this knowledge mostly died with him. Learning can be really entertaining, for some it is addictive. I feel the need for the input (learning) and the output (communicating findings) to be connected. Each of us is a peculiar filter of this complex world. What are your foundational motivations? Which are the most valuable resources you have? What are links, ideas, personalities that influenced you to choose the path you are on? I will be transmitting my findings through this website.
My grandpa Marian knew a lot about the evolution of religions, history of Slavs, law system of Poland but this knowledge mostly went with him to the grave. When I asked him why he don’t do something with this knowledge he said there is already too much written and he don’t need to add his three grosz’s (polish penny). I think he was subjected to Learning can be one of the most satisfying things in the world, for some it is even addictive. I feel the need for the input (learning) and the output (communicating findings) to be connected. Each of us is a peculiar filter of this complex world. What are your foundational motivations? Which are the most valuable resources you have? What are links, ideas, personalities that influenced you to choose the path you are on? I will be transmitting my findings through this website.