I started playing a game called Wordscapes on my phone that I saw my wife playing. These games are extremely dangerous in that they prey upon human psychological traits (variable rewards, etc) in order to try to get their users literally addicted.
What are the most important skills for success in life?
- Work ethic / persistence
- Reading and writing
- Math and science
- Social skills
- Identifying fraud / scams / dishonest people / untruths
- Reproduction is the meaning of life, literally
- Creative thinking
- Critical thinking
- Reasoning from first principles
- Family and friends
- Entertainers (sports, music, acting) are not good role models and you don’t want to be them.
A guy at the range today had a golf wind swing fan and recommended I try it. He said swing it a few times then hit your regular club. I swang it a few times and then hit a couple of balls.
I went out to the first tee and noticed my back was sore. By the time I reached the second hole, I could no longer walk.… read more “Golf Wind Swing Fan Injury Review”
Pretty much every single person reading this in America is an immigrant, a child, or grand child, or great grand child of immigrants. So why do we have this huge wave of xenophobic opposition to immigration here?
Immigrants are massively beneficial to our economy. People who are willing to work their way up in tough jobs that don’t pay well and citizens now aren’t willing to are vital to growing our overall economy.… read more “Immigration”
The ADA is primarily used by predatory lawyers to sue anyone they can to collect huge fees. Most modern buildings and websites are very friendly towards the disabled. We no longer need this legislation that has now been heavily weaponized by evil attorneys.
All tax returns should be public. This would vastly reduce cheating on taxes.
Our society has run into a fundamental problem – there are always a certain number of people who will cheat on their taxes. According to research, these people are disproportionately the ultrawealthy. The real problem comes up when the government does not do proper audits and doesn’t enforce penalties because then good and honest people see the cheaters get away with it.… read more “All Tax Returns Should Be Public”