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  1. Last 7 days
    1. dat je wel erg naïef moet zijn Wil je geloven in de milde Wilders Ja natuurlijk is hij nu door de omstandigheden want ja hij ruikt de macht Hij dacht van Pol verri Dit wordt een hele andere vertoning dus ineens die 00:02:47 verschrikkelijke Islam die die ongelofelijke dreiging van de westerse cultuur de Arabië dat is ineens weggewaaid dan komen we Ens aan een ander interessant punt natuurlijk dat 00:03:00 als die als die gaat regeren daar moeten we het zo nog even uitgebreid over hebben als die gaat regeren dan zal dat alleen mogelijk zijn wanneer hij het overgrote deel van zijn politieke agenda door de wc trekt daarvan moeten toch

      Wilders ruikt de macht en stapt daarom over zijn schaduw heen.

    1. 57:00 transition from drunken nation to caffeinated nation supercharging productivity

      • see zk on Protestant work ethic and coffee
    2. 55:00 coffee was linked to politics early days (bans)

  2. Nov 2023
    1. 08:35 underneath manga and anime are the author his thoughts and beliefs

    2. Being yourself and not holding up this social persona

    3. 05:00 Onizuka is an attainable hero model (that speaks more to people)

    1. source: Passion Recipe Masterclass by Rian Doris

    2. 17:00 Where does passion intersect with a big problem in the world? That intersection is purpose.

    3. 16:00 passion is selfish, so, like an alchemist, turn it into purpose

    4. 11:00 passion gives dopamine (which is addictive), making us obsessed with our passion

    5. 04:00 passion creates focused attention which, in turn, creates a flow state, which creates more passion (virtuous cycle)

    1. 20:47 take on responsibility even if you are wronged or you didn't do anything particularly wrong

    2. 13:00 a competent man, even if knocked down, will rise back to the top

    3. 10:30 Maximus loses everything at the hands of Commodus "except his character"

    4. 08:30 Maximus and Commodus as symbolic Cain and Abel story

    5. 06:30 Commodus would use force and power at any cost to achieve his ambitions

    6. 02:00 Maximus uses force and power necessary but resorts to being gentle and reserves power

    1. 1:05:00 flow checklist: keeping word to yourself

      • see Allen on not fulfilling commitments as causing ambient anxiety
    2. 46:00 Creativity is state of consciousness, not perse skill

    3. 39:00 flow can be misused by people that sell courses or whatever.

      Like doping people so "they feel good"

    4. 36:00 after a flow experience, "the ego comes roaring back"

      The ego takes pride in flow and hijacks it, and then doing and saying all sorts of weird stuff

    5. 34:00 passion and purpose can become a prison

    6. 32:00 "passion and purpose gives focus for free" Steven Kotler

    7. 28:00 generalism to find the intersection for a "match fit"/passion

    8. 19:00 people teach personality at coaching, but it fails; what scales is biology, not personality

      • see idea on how copy/pasting from someone else doesn't work
    9. 16:00 brain conserves energy when you think you don't have internal control (locus of control)

      17:00 social justice folks have victim mindset

    10. 07:00 flow increases dopamine/pattern recognition

    1. 13:00 the right flow of information is sweetspot between overwhelm and being bored (too little information)

      16:00 balancing consumption and creation is sweetspot

  3. Oct 2023
    1. 52:00 habits create freedom "create capacity and space to have autonomy"

    1. 1:25:00 Structure and some order creates room for creativity, experimentation, and so forth.

    2. 56:00 Allen going on an adventure (inner and outer exploration)

      • see note on discovering oneself, getting lost, trying many things
    1. 13:00 default mode recovers glucose; nap, breaks, vacation

      Tv and such is not a break; let your mind wander in breaks

    2. 11:00 default mode is non-lineair/creative thinking (problem solving occurs generally)

    3. 12:00 depletion from energy of the brain (glucose)

    4. 09:00 task positive and default mode network

    5. 04:38 multi-tasking doesn't exist; it is "sequential tasking"

    1. 15:00 "David, you are so organised, can't you be spontaneous" GTD actually allows for spontaneous action

    1. 16:00 habits & routines as systems that we don't have to spend any psychic energy into (if designed well, can be useful)

    2. 07:00 structuring the mind with information (away from entropy), via setting a vision, which you break down further into goals, projects, tasks

    1. Very confusing video on zettelkasten.

      • reference note and literate note as separate; though I get the workflow of summarising highlights (just call it only literature or reference notes, call the highlights, highlights, or marginalia)
      • fleeting notes seen as todo (which it shouldn't)

      These add up to be a lot of "homework" for the user: fleeting notes tasks, going from reference notes to literature notes.

      • Then goes on to say that keeping two different notes (reference and literature notes) "gives him permission to not be so selective for highlighting".

      Being selective with a book (or anything you read), is actually very important. Making short annotations of what you read, be it marginalia, whatever, is a way we can subvert the homework process (because we already did the thinking as we read it).

      04:23 he says that making the literature note forces him to think about the book, but we can be more active when reading, annotating and stuff, so that we don't need to do his process.

    1. 11:00 intense suffering can become gateway to enlightenment

    2. I think MV Summers speaks of this so well: Instead of running away from yourself or avoiding yourself, you are opening the doors to your inner world, letting all the demons out, letting all the darkness out, turning on the lights in the dark recesses of your mind. ... it is a practice... a practice which requires courage...

      MV summers on shining light unto darkness

    3. 07:00 running away from a monster doesn't work after a while; it is at this time you should face it, transform it

    4. 05:35 consciously pulling out darkness/fear/terror gives more control over it (before doing so, however, you need to be conscious and aware), surrendering to it (not fighting it)

      • see zk on bringing out darkness to shine light unto it (4 section)
    1. 47:00 Piers makes the argument that Israel defend themselves (Hijab on "define defence")

      • Romans used to use a strategy in war: they would say they defended themselves, but they used it as justification to attack
    1. 37:00 solving problems/goals (projects) as creating flow (see this as challenge, seeking improvement)

      And also have a vision, which you then break down into goals, projects, etc. (Horizons)

    2. 06:30 focus on info (input/output) as building identity

    1. One of the most important of the early writers on coffee was Abd al-Qadir al-Jaziri, who in 1587 compiled a work tracing the history and legal controversies of coffee entitled Umdat al Safwa fi hill al-qahwa عمدة الصفوة في حل القهوة.[15][12] He reported that one Sheikh, Jamal-al-Din al-Dhabhani (d. 1470), mufti of Aden, was the first to adopt the use of coffee (circa 1454). He found that among its properties was that it drove away fatigue and lethargy, and brought to the body a certain sprightliness and vigour.[1]

      source on how coffee was reported to bring "vigor", "liveliness and "drove away fatigue and lethargy"

    2. In 1511, it was forbidden for its stimulating effect by conservative, orthodox imams at a theological court in Mecca.[15] However, these bans were to be overturned in 1524 by an order of the Ottoman Turkish Sultan Suleiman I, with Grand Mufti Mehmet Ebussuud el-İmadi issuing a fatwa allowing the consumption of coffee.[16]

      coffee bans were overturned by Sultan Suleyman I in 1524

    3. Associated with Sufism, myriad coffee houses grew up in Cairo (Egypt) around the religious University of the Azhar. These coffee houses also opened in Syria, especially in the cosmopolitan city of Aleppo,[11] and then in Istanbul, the capital of the Ottoman Empire, in 1554.[11]

      first coffeehouses grew/were associated from Sufism (see history)

    4. Sufis in Yemen used the beverage as an aid to concentration and as a kind of spiritual intoxication when they chanted the name of God.[11] Sufis used it to keep themselves alert during their nighttime devotions

      (see first annotation) coffee as concentration for sufis

    5. The word coffee entered the English language in 1582 via the Dutch koffie, borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish kahve (قهوه), borrowed in turn from the Arabic qahwah (قَهْوَة).[2

      "coffee" stems it root from "koffie" (and from kahve, qahwah)

    6. Coffee houses were established in Western Europe by the late 17th century, especially in Holland, England, and Germany. One of the earliest cultivations of coffee in the New World was when Gabriel de Clieu brought coffee seedlings to Martinique in 1720. These beans later sprouted 18,680 coffee trees which enabled its spread to other Caribbean islands such as Saint-Domingue and also to Mexico. By 1788, Saint-Domingue supplied half the world's coffee.

      coffeehouses in Western Europe

    7. Also, in the 15th century, Sufi monasteries in Yemen employed coffee as an aid to concentration during prayers.[1]

      Sufis, coffee as aid for focus during prayer

    1. 04:30 education business as scam (bec information is not tangible)

      • information and knowledge, historically speaking, is fundamental to society and culture
    1. 10:50 prioritising education (attracting one’s own audience)

    2. 07:50 sharing what excites (writing as stream of consciousness)

      Capture as first step in value creation (see my framework wherein it starts with capture)

    1. 04:40 high highs and low lows: trauma as catalyst for growth (throwing oneself into the unknown) creates meaning

    1. 04:40 stories that give us something we could be (give hope, meaning)

      • see "a rising sun" as a fitting metaphor
    2. 02:55 death as a gift for men

      03:40 fear of death as corruption/weakening (via Melkor): seeking long life and other ways as coping (not embracing it)

    3. 00:30 sun rises when gondor arrives

    1. 04:43 Amerika probeert vrede te stichten

      • is Amerika juist niet degene die pal achter Israel staat?
    2. 04:10 hamas maakt tweestatenoplossing onmogelijk

    3. 1993 oslo akkoord: palestijns zelfbestuur

    4. 2:52 1967 oorlog: israel bezet veel grondgebied

    5. 1948 onafhankelijkheid israel, oorlog, wapenstilstand in 1949

    6. 1:40 voorstel van 1947: joden 55%, palestijnen rest, zij weigeren

    7. 0:50 1920 Brits mandaatgebied (ottomanen verloren)

    1. 05:00 hustle culture: do what you love, and do it aggressively, not loving the thing and working hard leads to burnout

    1. 20:30 habit strength: context dependence & how much limbic friction required

    2. 17:00 lynchpin habits that make other habits easier (see temporal landmarks and domino habit)

    3. 15:30 limbic friction making habits harder (getting into right state of mind for habits)

    4. 08:50 neuroplasticity as connections between neurons

    5. 11:40 dopamine important in sticking to/dropping a habit

    1. 22:00 no external rewards for pushing self in private life

    2. 18:00 discipline as muscle (is transferable)

    3. 16:00 happiness happens as a byproduct (as result of doing things)

      Also systems, processes, routines, habits as way to get outcome (not a feeling, or outcome itself)

      • See zk on not chasing outcomes, but process
    4. 09:00 discipline as sensing, is this good/bad

      Also see this as idea of 6th sense. Sensing when something is working, isn’t working, is flowing and also not)

    1. 06:00 experience in childhood, anxiety happening in later stages of life

    2. 04:50 stress vs perceived stress, threats

    3. 04:00 anxiety as worry on projected threats,

      05:00 heightened awareness/emphasis on it

    4. 02:53 anxiety not limited to the mind

    1. 06:00 avoiding shame as taking away ability to rewire/grow

      07:00 earlier societies were confined physically, so they had to feel shame (and grow)

    2. 08:00 growth is also avoidance of shame: the more an emotion hurts, the more it is important for progress

    3. 04:00 shame as feedback and driving growth (most powerful emotion)

      • also see how anxiety can be used and leveraged for growth (as a whisper that aids, rather than destroying)
    1. 24:30 autotelic motivation as the motivation for the experience itself (flow state)

    2. 23:00 intrinsic motivation gives agency, makes you less vulnerable to outside forces (which impose extrinsic motivation)

      24:00 “detached like a monk, engaged like a warrior”

    3. 09:00 increases performance increasing neurochemicals & lowering cognitive load - these drive you into flow state, which releases a bunch of other neurochemicals - intrinsic motivation leads into flow, the flow state highers intrinsic motivation, (virtuous cycle)

    4. 03:33 5 intrinsic motivators 04:20 curiosity 04:50 purpose 05:30 mastery 06:00 autotelic: enjoyment of the activity itself (Doris his enjoyment of the topic, and previous three was fairly high, but he didn’t like spreadsheets etc.) 07:00 autonomy

      Aligning these 5 as driving tremendous intrinsic motivation

    5. 02:05 intrinsic motivation as fusion energy, made out of things like passion, purpose, curiosity, etc.

      • see zk on flow triggers that are intrinsic (as contributing to intrinsic motivation)
  4. Sep 2023
    1. 05:25 “fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself” (Dumbledore on how nit mentioning Voldemort his name contributes to fearing the name)

    1. 12. Creativity and Pattern RecognitionTrigger Type: Creative triggerCreativity involves generating novel and original ideas or solutions. When you’re engaged in creative endeavors, you’re challenged to think outside the box, explore unconventional approaches, and break away from routine thought patterns. Pattern recognition refers to the ability to discern meaningful patterns or connections within information or experiences. It involves finding order and coherence in complexity and identifying recurring themes or elements. Pattern recognition is crucial in various activities, such as problem-solving, artistic expression, or learning new skills. Creativity and pattern recognition complement each other in the flow state, leading to a profound sense of engagement. Creative insights often emerge from recognizing patterns and making connections between seemingly unrelated elements.

      pattern recognition as discernment of patterns and connections between info (complementary to creativity)

      What about discerning patterns between your interests, combining them, and so forth? (combining first and twelfth flow trigger)

    2. Passion, purpose, and curiosity are psychological elements that serve as powerful flow triggers, driving you to experience heightened engagement and enjoyment in your work. Here’s how each plays into performance and flow: Passion: Passion refers to that deep, fiery connection to a specific activity or endeavor that fuels your journey into flow state. It sparks an intrinsic motivation that propels you to wholeheartedly immerse yourself in the task at hand, surmounting challenges and maintaining unwavering focus throughout. Purpose: Purpose gives meaning and significance to your actions and goals. When your work aligns with your values, it’s easier to get into a flow state. Purpose acts as a guiding compass, enabling you to stay resilient despite obstacles and distractions. Curiosity: Approaching tasks with genuine curiosity is key to hacking flow state. As your mind thirsts for novelty and discovery, curiosity drives unwavering focus, honing creative problem-solving abilities and a deep sense of engagement.The triad of passion, purpose, and curiosity creates a formidable fusion of flow triggers. These triggers help boost intrinsic motivation, achieve a challenge-skill balance, and provide a clear sense of direction to enter flow state.

      First flow trigger is passion, purpose, curiosity

      • see zk: on how discernment of these is important to achieve flow (discoverable in many sections), and how we have to figure these out in a bottom-up manner, with tools that aid us
    3. Flow triggers can be categorized into four distinct types: external, internal, group flow, and creative flow triggers.External Triggers: Factors or techniques that deliberately induce a state of flow during a specific task or activity, such as listening to music to help you focusInternal Triggers: Psychological and cognitive factors that spontaneously lead to a state of flow during activities, like completing a challenging task Creative Triggers: Factors that can help you immerse yourself fully in the creative processGroup Flow Triggers: Factors that promote a collective state of flow within a group or team setting

      flow can be induced internally, externally, creatively (ie things that get you into a creative process), and group flow triggers

      • see external, creative, and group flow triggers as perhaps something that has to do with extended cognition?
    4. Flow triggers are different for everyone, so understanding your individual flow triggers can help you learn how to perform your best.

      flow triggers are diff for everyone, ie. identify the right one for the right person

    1. 13:00 adversity/challenge as tool for enlightenment & self-improvement

    2. 08:00 his sword technique was adaptable, mendable, consistent with the complex nature of reality, that changes constantly, not resisting change but adapting self to it

      • see zk on how a more dynamic approach to productivity and systems can help us reflect reality more closely, ever changing
    3. 06:00 Musashi his period of self-isolation as grappling with the mind, the journey within, self-discovery

    1. 08:00 True mastery lies in flow, where action is not forced (Musashi on flow)

      09:00 harmonising mind, body, and universe, as way to reach flow & detachment

      • see zk on following natural interest, our following the quickening of the spirit, as a process of understanding and harmony
    1. 54:00 motivation isn’t permanent, training the mind beyond motivation

      I kind of agree, but for a lot of things, if we find the interest, motivation and enthusiasm, things do come more natural. Goggins does go on to say that motivation is good, could be used to “burn a whole village”.

      • see zk on using enthusiasm, for gateway to productive work, not the work itself
    2. 24:30 “one second decision”

      26:30 navy seals in cold water (during hell week), mind goes “fight or flight”

      28:00 calming the mind in these fight or flight situations

    3. 23:00 “can I take one more step” as way for improving self (achieving succes), creating momentum

    4. 12:00 being humble/humility after achieving succes (always being on same level as others)

    5. 09:35 doing hard stuff, and then sharing knowledge/wisdom

      • see zk on becoming hero, and then sharing the boon
    6. 07:00 new book is “never finished”: growth never finishes (see idea on continuous self-discovery)

    1. 54:30 Max utopian in his head, trust in random people

      • see index zk on Apollonian and Dionysian theory (idealism, good or bad?)

      57:00 inherently, people are good, but they get corrupted (good and evil)

      57:44 “there is some light” (life can be good): see zk 9 section on light & darkness

    2. 31:30 what do you want to say vs what do you want people to feel

    3. 17:00 authenticity runs against barriers, story not telling everything

      • see on how stories/language can be limited

      18:00 story as providing a lot (see symbolism as achieving this, telling something broader)

    4. 13:25 coming of age stories as transformation

      • see as stage in hero’s journey
    1. These establishments broke down social barriers and allowed for socialization and information exchange.[10]

      as place of information exchange (breaking down social barriers)

      • also see point on coffee as aiding protestant work ethic (combining information exchange, and mentally stimulating effects of coffee)
    2. Coffeehouses drew together distinct groups, including academics, idlers, business men, and government officials.[9][10]

      see previous coffee as place of social gathering

    3. In Protestant countries, such as in Britain, coffee was thought to have antierotic as well as mentally stimulating properties.[6] The idea that coffee would spur people into work and improve the quality of such work was highly compatible with the Protestant work ethic ideology. Free of sexual distractions and instilling asceticism, people could presumably live free from sin. It was seen as a positive alternative to alcohol, and Protestant visitors to the Ottoman Empire saw it as consistent was the Christian (Protestant) values of temperance and the Protestant work ethic.[6]

      Coffee as consistent with protestant work ethic

      • see coffee as source for flow (in combination with distributed cognition)
    4. Coffeehouses also became more numerous and functioned as community hubs. Before their introduction, the home, the mosque, and the shop were the primary sites of interpersonal interaction.[3]

      coffeehouses as place of social gathering

    5. The popularity of these coffeehouses attracted government interest and were attended by government spies to gather public opinion.

      gathering public opinion from Ottoman Coffeehouses

    1. 09:00 Taboo Curse being used by father of Luna in last movie, to betray Harry (the curse very obviously in action)

    2. 03:30 theory: Voldemort tatooing Taboo Curse on death eaters

    1. 01:00 saying Voldemort his name as worry in First Wizarding War: he, and death eaters, might hunt you?

      Also, he “Taboo Curse” placed upon himself (see above). Members of the Order of the Phoenix say his name, so people can find him.

      In last movie, Harry said Voldemort, and they were caught by snatchers. (and other examples)

    1. 50:00:00 his future authoring program as making employees more productive

      • see note on productivity as flow, aligning your interests & vision
    2. 47:00 you don’t pick interests, interests pick you, going deepest in what grips you

      • see zk on interest as emerging in an autonomous manner
    3. 47:00 you don’t pick interests, interests pick you

    4. 38:00 psychotherapy as entangling lies, religious confession also

    5. 30:00 confronting chaos, generating order

      • see zk on flow as ordering consciousness
    6. 21:00 joy and optimism in face of suffering

    7. 13:30 treasure hoard of dragon as symbol for something you most need to find, but least want to look

    8. 1:12:00 dragon as symbol of predator

    9. 10:00 hero’s journey as non-deterministic, growing possibility of horizons for individuals

      seeing day as potential horizons, facing the dragons of the day

      see in Hobbit, Harry Potter, Star Wars

      1. 09:00 archetypes as overarching stories

      09:30 hero’s journey as overarching story, and also the story of adventure

    10. 03:40 look through world at a story, maybe not looking through the right story (maybe all you see is suffering, bad lens to view world with)

      • see zk on being in darkness, seeing it in the wrong way
    11. 02:22:00 stories as aligning emotions

      • see idea of using media for inspiration and visualisation after
    1. 1:22:00 getting back up, not giving in to losing/suffering

    2. 1:18:00 goosebumps, using media as inspiration and self-discovery, using as visualisation

      1:20:00 Goggins listening to one song for 17 hours “going to distance”

    3. 1:12:00 mind-body connection completely, as becoming “cyborg”

      • see zk on awareness
    4. 1:11:00 giving “space” to mind

      • see “space” writing
    5. 1:10:00 forgetting your badass when suffering, using reminder “cookie jar”

    6. 1:06:00 becoming a hero, going through hero’s journey, and only then sharing the boon

    7. 1:05:00 going to dark places, not media & technology

      • see zk on using media as distraction
    8. 58:30 going to colosseum, suffering, as way to become baddest motherfucker

      59:30 suffering that brings out the best of people

    9. 59:00 changing mindset, attack everything

    10. 57:00 accepting misery, pain, in hell week

      • see zk on letting emotions flow, etc.
    11. 56:00 inspiration and motivation in hard environment is different

      • see zk on using inspiration as getaway to flow
    12. 52:00 continue trying, even with pain etc. (Hell week)

    13. 44:00 continuous self-discovery (constant war), “this is life”, “life is not a movie”

    14. 43:00 starting war

      • see zk on Wu Wei (and try to rhyme these)
    15. 37:00 going to war with self

      • see zk notes on self-discovery & finding meaning in darkness
    16. 36:00 compassion to father

    17. 34:00 potential to be special, choosing path of least resistance

    18. 08:00 didn’t tell all his life problems

      • see Zoro “nothing happened”
    19. 07:00 circumstances making a person hard; not getting picked up by his mom, but standing up himself

    1. I’m 37 now and looking back, this disorder was a gift. The deep depression forced me to question life and consciousness. Being armed with a weapon like this really puts things into perspective when wielded properly. As they say, momento mori.

      meaningful suffering (if faced, and recovered, cam become an asset to ones life)

    1. 35:00 Zettelkasten not for everyone (more timeless, ideas, not best for doctors etc.)

    2. 31:00 Zettelkasten as system for ongoing learning (not bound to an outcome)

      • see zk on process vs outcomes
    3. 21:30 notes as ongoing thinking process, not collection (& comment on student essays) + lack of own ideas (notes as starting this process)

    4. 18:00 linking as good friction, low effort as resulting into overlinking etc.

    5. 42:00 tools as personalised, not copy/paste

      See ZK as well on this

    6. 17:11 declarative statements as allowing easier entrance into deep work

      • Also see how it could aid in flow?
    1. 25:00 so easy to numb in this world, wanna feel alive (shows phone in hand)

      • see technology as potential numbing tool (how do we create aliveness?
    1. Jung noted that “Suffering that is not understood is hard to bear, while on the other hand, it is often astounding to see how much a person can endure when he understands the why and wherefore.”[14] Few people who take up their suffering intentionally find themselves overwhelmed by it.

      knowing “why” and “wherefore” of suffering

      see Frankl on this

    2. To do this, we allow the full range of emotions to flow through us, without putting up resistance to the process. We set the intention to experience the full range of feelings—be they good or bad. This requires moral courage, but, while it is uncomfortable (especially in the early stages), it affords the same benefits as a well-working spleen: We are more resilient. We have more energy. Our spirit is purified. And, most of all, we begin to be aware of the meaning behind the pain we experience. As the Buddha said, the more conscious we become, the less we suffer. The development of consciousness serves to deliver us from meaningless suffering.

      Feeling everything, no resistance, reminds me of wu wei

    3. The form of suffering that is meaningful comes when we stop repressing and take up our moral task as humans to deal consciously with our pain. In this process, we take up the pain that is endemic to living and work with it, in the knowledge that pain has a purpose.

      suffering as gift when we face it

    4. Carl Jung identified two forms of suffering: meaningless and meaningful. Meaningless suffering is everywhere, being part of the human condition, as the Buddha recognized. This existential suffering is the result of our trying to avoid pain, by denial and repression. None of us wants pain. We naturally shun it. But doing so is like the spleen refusing to do its job. It leads to big trouble, dis-ease, and real problems. In the realm of the psyche, these are called “neuroses.” Jung identified the long-term habit of repression (our “stuffing” unpleasant feelings, facts, etc. within) as the cause of neuroses.[2]

      meaningless suffering as suffering created by trying to avoid pain (which leads to repression, etc.)

    1. 11:20 dharma as ability to accept good and bad (to choose and accept adversity)

    2. 07:00 focus on reward, not process (summit syndrome), “is suffering going to pay off” (see zk fixation on results) “living life in expaction of better future is game of suffering for outcome or avoiding it” (10:00)

    1. It was a radically different idea of nature and a radically different idea of the Unconscious—which were for Jung, the same thing. The Unconscious was no more than the inwardness of nature. For Freud it was the reject-matter of civilization, and the whole purpose of his psychology was to enable men to reject it more firmly. For Jung, the Unconscious was Mother; and the Oedipus myth was concerned with man’s troubled relationship (for he has to leave her) to that great, unconscious source.

      Unconscious as nature (“mother”) for Jung — awfulness of humanity, repressed, for Freud

    1. Observing the unconscious, through dreams for example, as predicting the future

    2. 11:00 archetypes as part of unconscious

    3. 08:00 (see previous, correction): Jung sees “the self” as real, and ego as only empirical knowledge of self

      So, in this sense, Jung does seem to align with spiritual teachers?

      08:42 he makes the point that the self is an “unconscious personality” 09:00 “we are unaware of many things we do” (that reflects some element of the real personality?)

    4. 07:00 ego as real personality, has a more complete knowledge

      Jung seems to have a diff concept of ego than, for example, Eckhart Tolle

    5. 06:00 people having up to 5 diff personalities

    6. 05:00 as leading to neurosis, because of contradicting identities

    7. 04:00 unconscious of persona, different faces, “who is the real man”?

    8. 1:41 identifying with a persona, consequence of society/expectations on oneself, & compromising the self

      Persona is fine, as long as you don’t “identify” with it

    1. In psychology and sociology, masking is the process in which an individual camouflages their natural personality or behavior to conform to social pressures, abuse, or harassment.

      Masking as camouflaging real self

      Also see persona

    1. Neurotic means you’re afflicted by neurosis, a word that has been in use since the 1700s to describe mental, emotional, or physical reactions that are drastic and irrational. At its root, a neurotic behavior is an automatic, unconscious effort to manage deep anxiety.

      Definition of neurosis seems very similar to how I came to understand my unconscious behaviour of trying to hide my deep anxiety of my shadow (see framework)

    1. 10:56 philosophers as a bunch of unconscious people who reflect their troubled minds into their philosophy

    2. 09:45 on philosophers, like Kierkegard, who talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk

    3. 07:13 Jung on how philosophy is limited to the philosophers psyche

      see idea on limited reality

    4. 05:40 Jung on Kierkegaard

    1. For Kierkegaard, anxiety/dread/angst is "freedom's actuality as the possibility of possibility." Kierkegaard uses the example of a man standing on the edge of a tall building or cliff. When the man looks over the edge, he experiences an aversion to the possibility of falling, but at the same time, the man feels a terrifying impulse to throw himself intentionally off the edge. That experience is anxiety or dread because of our complete freedom to choose to either throw oneself off or to stay put. The mere fact that one has the possibility and freedom to do something, even the most terrifying of possibilities, triggers immense feelings of dread. Kierkegaard called this our "dizziness of freedom".

      Kierkegaard seems to point at the fear or anxiety of becoming the shadow, fully, and not wanting to become it, but he seems to use certain thiught patterns to deal with it. Is this the reason why Jung critiques him?