42 — Dig deeper

13th annual review of my life

Buster Benson
Jul 2, 2018 · 9 min read
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Photo by Jenny Jimenez, May 2018.
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Year 41: Book deal, left a job, started a job, Berkeley life continues. Life by weeks on busterbenson.com.

Last year’s motto: seek endarkenment

Endarkenment is the opposite of enlightenment.

Motto for my 42nd year: dig deeper

This is a continuation of my now 4-year interest into systems thinking, quality time, and cognitive biases. Jack posed a question on Twitter recently:

  1. There’s no satisfying theory that unites all biases (not enough meaning), so I made one up that wasn’t “because brains suck” but a bit more friendly and forgiving “our brains are doing their darn best”.
  2. Nobody actually has time to devote to immersing themselves in the nuances of biases, so now you can just bookmark this cheat sheet and share it with friends. Done.
  3. Our attention and memories are like a school of baby penguins gripping a slippery sheet of ice in a category-5 hurricane. Even a bookmark is too hard to keep track of. Here’s a phone lock screen to hold onto as the waves of distractions constantly crash onto you.
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“Everything we see is a shadow cast by that which we don’t see.” — Martin Luther King Jr

To digging deeper, friends. 🍻

Buster Benson

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Author of Why Are We Yelling? — a book about the art of productive disagreement. I run 750words.com. Previously product at Patreon, Slack, Twitter, and Amazon.

Buster Benson

Written by

Author of Why Are We Yelling? — a book about the art of productive disagreement. I run 750words.com. Previously product at Patreon, Slack, Twitter, and Amazon.

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