Adam Thoughts #276.

July 26, 2018 in , Adam Thoughts by Adam Dunlap

All thoughts are original.

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I’m not Adam. Adam is just my name.

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The key seems to be to find someone you like more than yourself.

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Sleep on set.

[Chad Johnson: I slept at the stadium for 2 years] {Interview with Graham Bensinger}

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You can’t take advantage of globalization if your government won’t let you. In this we see the importance of individual freedom, especially in a changing world.

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Systems and numbers. Everything comes down to systems and numbers. Art has some freedom in it, but even its base is systems and numbers.

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Zero doubt.

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I’m an agent of the future. I always have been. I see the future, and I bring it into existence.

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I have so much fun acting that I don’t remember to network, and I consistently forget whether or not I’ve had any recent auditions or jobs.

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I traveled back in time once. Of all the things I could have done, I went and spoke with a woman. Here is what I said to her…

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Classical music with drums. Has anyone ever done that?

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You believe in yourself, of course, but as things begin to happen, it starts to sink in more and more. As it begins to materialize, you start to experience a new reality.

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All that you really have to do is believe that you can take the next step. Then take it.

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From practical, to cool, to transcending the experience.

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A radio app on which can prioritize your favorite songs and then will constantly change the station so that your highest prioritized song is playing.

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When I’m famous, I want to…

  • Drive around in a crappy looking car to show people it’s ok to have a crappy looking car.
  • Live in a small house to show people it’s ok to live in a small house.
  • Have a job at Taco Bell to show people it’s ok to have a simple job.

You gotta be a man of the people.

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Double-cross the double-cross. It’s the Solo way. #Solo

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Since I turned 27, I’ve written an annual review of my life every year. (“Year 27” means the year when I was 26). I give each year a title. Here are the titles of my last 6 years.

Year 27. Disappointment.

Year 28. The worst year of my life.

Year 29. Rehab.

Year 30. Finding me.

Year 31. A new passion.

Year 32. Ho-hum.

What a curious 6 years!!

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  • Basketball
  • Parkour
  • Acting

There are 3 things in life that I really pursued. Or actually, just 2. Number 3 is in the works. But for the time being I can juxtapose the three.

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Retail therapy = grocery shopping

Grocery shopping is literally the most fun type of shopping there is. I don’t know why. but it’s true xD

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“All of the value of the Ivy league education is in the screening before the education starts.” Jordan Peterson

The value is who you are NOT what “college taught you.” And imo real life is a richer place of learning than the classroom. Especially with the internet.

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Why is it so hard for so many to see that the Democrats and Republicans are both wrong? Why is it so hard for so many to see that they both have strong biases that lead them misunderstand and misrepresent the truth? This seem both logical and obvious.

[To Russia, With Love | The Ban Shapiro Show Ep. 581]

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Kanye West is arguably the most freethinking celebrity today. But he still has barriers to cross. When he starts giving his songs abstract names like, “Track 3 in C minor, “I don’t like this song,” “Sound,” etc. then I will know he has fully broken through.

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Great video that talks about the attributes. Also some cool graphs/numbers involved.

[The surprising science of alpha males | Frans de Waal]

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  • Consciousness / awareness
  • Wisdom (seems like application of knowledge or decision making)
  • Crystallized intelligence
  • Information acquisition abilities
  • Objective problem solving
  • Pattern recognition
  • Pattern recognition across knowledge bases
  • Synthesizing information across fields
  • Deep knowledge vs. breadth of knowledge

These are the abilities that I consider categories of intelligence. However, these things might all be highly correlated with IQ (except the last which simply delineates knowledge vs intelligence)

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She wins again. I think I like Selena more than Justin.

[Wolves by Selena Gomez & Marshmello]