Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Experience is a fantastic filter

    I have an almost limitless supply of bad ideas. It’s experience that helps me filter them out more effectively.

  • Own up to your mistakes

    I posted earlier this week how I was 100% focused on Examine.com for the indeterminate future. Here’s something we just released today that I’m super proud of: Our Mistakes. Inspired by GiveWell, we are publicly disclosing the mistakes we’ve made, and our progress in fixing those mistakes. Check it out: https://examine.com/about/our-mistakes/

  • SJO.com is on Hiatus

    SJO.com is on Hiatus

    Life is all about prioritization. It’s hard to focus effectively on more than a few major tasks. I got re-involved in Examine.com around the end of 2018. By early 2019 I was fully in the swing of things. It was also a shite time for Examine.com. A few bad decisions, a few hiring mistakes, coupled…

  • Find A solution.

    There’s a big difference between ‘a’ solution and ‘the’ solution. Far too many people obsess over “the.” Try to find ‘a’ more often instead of always going for the best.

  • Always seek an opposing view

    I’m a firm believer in not only being cynical (from a perspective of logic), but also to actively seek criticisms on any theories or principles you are considering (or hold dear). Underrated? Wikipedia. Almost any fleshed out page will have a section on criticisms, and reading those is a great way of getting viewpoints you…

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