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Jonathan Blow shares some powerful, practical, personal advice on mental health

Since I know Jonathan as an indie game developer (an amazingly successful one), I didn’t have an expectation from this online talk he gave on self-motivation, mental health, and elements of stoicism.
It was very good. 10/10 would recommend. Some of my notes are below:

Does The Colour Of A Car Affect Crash Risk?
Monday March 22, 2021

When signing up for auto insurance, you’ll typically notice that insurance companies utilize specific factors to evaluate your insurance premiums. It can vary from one vehicle to another owner as each has its own crash risks and hazards. If your vehicle, driving habits, and other associated circumstances are exposed to more accident risks, your insurance […]

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Key takeaway:
There are 3 aspects – Thoughts, Bodily sensations, Emotions
1. Thoughts – don’t identify too closely; stand back and watch them happen
2. Sensations – they’re fundamentally neutral; your mind interprets and amplifies, see thru this
3. Emotions – they tend to disappear instantly when you look at them
“You are not your thoughts. There’s a limit to how useful they can be”
How much do your thoughts weigh?
Your mind is interpreting and translating all of your experiences, doesn’t represent the totality or reality of what happened
Lots of everyday physical experience is imposed by the mind
Emotions don’t last long, but we can keep them burning for a long time with our thoughts and perceptions, even years
Was mild to moderately depressed in past, could have multi day episodes
Antidepressants are not well understood, unlike other western medicine, “science’s weaker medicines of last resort”

There’s an additional 1-hour Q&A which I haven’t watched yet.

UK Car Market Research [2020]
Sunday December 13, 2020

The UK vehicle market is going through a troublesome period with a combination of new and used car deals down for a third progressive year in 2020. There is no expectation of an improved condition presently owing to the COVID-19 situation. Dealers will have to rethink the best way forward for handling both the new […]

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