What books are you all reading this weekend? Any topic counts!
Softwar by Jason Lowry
It was pulled from public access for some reason.
Goes all the way back to singled celled organisms to explain why humans go to war. He calls it primordial economics.
Also says bitCOIN is an arbitrary name that people seem to take at face value.
He likes to call it bitPOWER.
Bitcoin’s first use case is money. But bitpower can be a means of projecting kinetic energy to protect our data.
Much like how we use the navy to protect our seas, Air Force the airspace, and army our land, bitpower our portion of cyberspace.
1017 sats \ 3 replies \ @dgy 17 Feb
I recently finished reading Mind, Decentralised by Rob Brinded
35 sats \ 2 replies \ @ek 17 Feb
That looks interesting. The description I found on Amazon:
In his debut writing, Rob Brinded shares the results of his 30-year journey to discover the source of optimal health and well-being. Rob begins by recounting a realization he had while analyzing one of the world's best athletes. This pivotal epiphany sent him tumbling down a rabbit hole of research into the realm where the true nature of physical pain resides. In this concise work, Rob:
  • Reveals that the greatest tyrant in our lives is our own mind, and that the smarter we are, the harder it is to see.
  • Explains how our minds create deep programs in our unconscious that are glitchy by design, and how these programs can lead to physical pain, emotional distress, and even disease.
  • Explores how to access flow state, or "no mind," where our bodies can heal and repair themselves naturally, reaching beyond normal meditation while activating an MMA-styled Meditation OS.
  • Shows us how to change our behavior by changing our minds, and how to take control of our health by clearing the thought programs that drain you.
This book is a must-read for anyone who is serious about achieving optimal health and well-being. It is a powerful and transformative guide that will help you to break free from the tyranny of your mind and live a life of greater freedom, joy, and peace.
Can you recommend this book? It's also only 107 pages so should be a quick read for a week for me.
Interesting, on my reading list now.
I can’t quite explain what’s happening with me.
Things have been more instinctual in terms of big decision making. I just made a giant career change that younger me would have had months of consternation about. Confusion and anxiety.
I’m in a place where I have a strong enough desire for bitcoin, and I just do whatever I need to do to get there.
But I not only want bitcoin for greedy self interested reasons, I want to contribute education wise. Working on projects and focusing my efforts, whereas before, everything was half finished projects or ideas never executed.
I’m in a strange low and high time preference state at the same time.
I don’t question myself as much, just do the best based on my experiences and acknowledgment of my ignorance.
Yes, it is a short and easy read. It is an introduction and a start to another branch of the rabbit hole exploring the human subconsciousness. However this is also quite a deep rabbit hole requiring a lot of further reading.
I have always liked Larry McMurtry, so I'm reading Lonesome Dove again. Just pure entertainment.
I've been continuing on with Mircea Eliade's A History of Relgious Ideas Vol. 1 and captured a review of the last few chapters on Greek Religion and culture here. Next is Zoroastrianism, I think.
Also started Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, and have opened a discussion on Book 1: Debts and Lessons here. Chime in if you've read it. I read Book 2 this morning and letting it brew for now.
Just started The Sovereign Individual.
Good book… let us know what you thought.
Control Your Mind and Master Your Feelings: This Book Includes - Break Overthinking & Master Your Emotions By: Eric Robertson
Solid takeaways:
  • How overthinking can be detrimental to your social life.
  • The hidden dangers of overthinking and what can happen to you if it’s left untreated.
  • How to declutter your mind from all the noise of the modern world.
  • How overthinking affects your body, your energy levels, and your everyday mood.
  • How your surroundings affect your state of mind, and what you NEED to do in order to break out of that state.
  • Bad habits we perform every day and don’t even realize are destroying our sanity (and how to overcome them properly).
  • How to cut out toxic people from your life, which cloud your judgment and make you feel miserable.
Great thoughts if you or someone you know struggles with these!
I just ordered The Bitcoin Miners Almanac written by Rob from Riot. Can't yet recommend but looking forward to it.
I dug out my review of his book titled Unshakeable. — Right off the bat, @tonyrobbins delivered what I wanted: the intricacies of investing demystified in 7 easy-to-recall patterns, no less. Little did I expect to undergo such a delightful and deliciously methodical journey with him. From the seemingly random movements of financial markets, he then discusses other external factors like choosing a qualified financial advisor before weaving his way to explore the inner self and explain how we should set ourselves a robust criteria so that we remain - you got it - Unshakeable in times of market volatility. But wait, there’s more. Despite the advice of medical professionals, he chose to leave a tumour intact in his brain because he examined all factors and decided that it was non-threatening to his health. Call it misguided bravado if you may, but I surely can’t say that he doesn’t practise what he preaches. His last chapter also took me by surprise. He ended by emphatically stating how money is but a tool and how true fulfilment arises when we cultivate the spirit of gratitude. I was expecting this to be a treatise on money but devoured a spiritual guide to living my best unflappable self instead. Make this the last book you read before this year ends!
80 sats \ 0 replies \ @kr 17 Feb
this weekend i’m starting The Score Takes Care of Itself
PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story - great book TIHKAL: The Continuation - you know the drill
"The Sovereign Individual" by James Dale Davidson and Lord William Rees-Mogg