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monk
technology, culture, peace&love / I don't necessarily agree with everything i say.
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monk Aug 14
The first thing you do in the morning conditions your nervous system for the rest of the day. You don’t get a chance to fully reset again until you sleep. Plugging your nervous system into everyone else’s outrage and chatter is not the Breakfast of Champions.
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monk Aug 13
What’s your take on the research showing that meditation induces sleep spindles and NREMS? Do you think meditation restores hippocampal memory and facilitates learning like a nap? or does it disrupt the benefits of real NREM sleep later at night?
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monk Jun 25
make sure you’re properly grounded before you plug into the electric tremble. tweets are like electric shocks—they’ll jolt your nervous system into mindless reactivity if you’re not careful.
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monk Jun 25
twitter isn’t for persuading people—it’s for inciting them.
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monk May 23
In my truths there are lies when they're seen from the other side
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monk May 22
electronic information is now a recreational drug. most people use twitter like a bong to try to self-medicate away their pain.
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monk May 18
there's nothing i could put in this tweet that would be worth distracting you from whatever you're doing. unless what you're doing is scrolling through tweets.
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monk May 18
as long as most people are more or less technologically illiterate, all of the moral and ethical questions about our technology will be answered by the technologists. Is that really what we want?
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monk May 16
"These cows are modeling the tracking technology of the future" "Livestock Labs wants to bring its tech to people, too."
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monk May 14
"In this world which is getting more closely and closely interconnected we have to learn to tolerate each other, we have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things we don’t like. if we are to live together and not die together we must learn a kind of charity."
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monk May 10
remember that time when Kanye ruled twitter for like two whole weeks
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monk May 10
“every moment is a new and shocking valuation of all we have been.”
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monk May 10
The media and universities are used to controlling the narrative by pushing ideas and people they don’t like outside the Overton Window of respectability. That game is over. Ideas and people don’t wither and die out on the fringe anymore, they just form new centres.
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monk May 10
In our electronic culture you can’t punish people by kicking them out of the 'mainstream' conversation. The internet doesn’t work that way. The web doesn’t have a centre - it’s all fringe. Mainstream is just another stream.
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monk May 9
i've never hearted a single tweet. i'm starting to realize how anti-social that is. kind of like never smiling at people. except when i smile i don’t have to worry about being dry humped by a bunch of algorithms. well, at least for now.
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monk May 9
Replying to @immeasurablemat
i’m just playing around … journeying into the heart of identity politics with a trunk for mindfulness has a certain gonzo twist to it. ... it will be interesting to see where this takes you.
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monk May 9
Replying to @immeasurablemat
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Josephine Mathias May 9
So today is the white privilege conference at . It's a day dedicated to brainwashing children as young as 11 into thinking there's widespread racism in Canada. How sad.
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monk May 9
Replying to @immeasurablemat
I’d say the last few decades have proven again and again that radical change emerges outside a system. But that doesn’t negate the value of your personal experiment: is it possible to engage with party politics from a place of awareness? I see that as a kind of Gonzo buddhism.
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monk May 9
Replying to @AlexanderBlum0
same here. trying to edit a dead on arrival piece is essentially like trying to fix a bad musical performance in the mix. you can't. but a bad recording of a sublime performance can always be turned into something. i'm much more interested in process than product.
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