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Kaj Sotala

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Waiting

I’ve often noticed in myself a tendency, if I am not doing something immediately engrossing, to find myself waiting.


Waiting, waiting, waiting, not really being present, just willing time to pass.


But the weird thing is, frequently there isn’t anything in particular that I’m waiting *for*. Getting out of that situation, yes, but I don’t have anything in particular that I’d want to do when I do get out.


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Published on June 02, 2019 11:45
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Three stars + one extra from Star Wars nostalgia. (I read this for the first time when I was in my early teens.)
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On one hand, it some had very insightful models about human behavior. For example, there is the notion of "strokes" - a metaphor for any social interaction in which one person acknowledges the existence of another
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My feeling of the book is similar to Dennett's own assessment, in the final chapter: My explanation of consciousness is far from complete. One might even say that it was just a beginning, but it is a beginning, because it breaks the spell of the enchanis ...more
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Very interesting read, though I find it impossible to rate since it made lots of strong claims and I have no idea of which ones of them are true and what I should think of them. (Also, if hypnotherapy is this powerful, how come it hasn't seen wider u ...more
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