Adam Thoughts #296.

December 15, 2018 in , Adam Thoughts by Adam Dunlap

All thoughts are original. Brought in 2 weeks of past Twitter posts that end with the “Bitcoin” post since I forgot to add those last week. The problem with Twitter is it leads to longer thoughts since I address specific topics. I don’t like that AND the thoughts are often not in the same nature of the traditional “Adam Thought” posts. I have done my best to shorten any of those to their essential elements.

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Classical chess is dead, and this year’s (2018’s) World Chess Championship has provided perhaps the best evidence for that. Creativity in the game is gone. Bring on Fischer Random. It’s the future.

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Classical news has all but died. Journalists would be wise to go back to what they used to do – report on facts and not add conjecture.

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People don’t generally try to be friends. It either works or it doesn’t, and when it falls apart, people stop being friends because it doesn’t serve its purpose any longer. Simple as that. But people try to be lovers. It falls apart and they just keep trying. It makes no sense.

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I brought the story. Joel Runyon brought the wisdom.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/28-adam-dunlap-actor-parkour-traceur-director-parkour/id1019299883?i=1000424666384&mt=2

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Is the music getting better or is the marketing getting better? I love contemporary sound, but I’m going to go with the latter.

I suppose it depends how you define “music.”

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Some interesting ideas, most prominent of which may be this one: if it costs us 10 greedy billionaires for every 1 benevolent-esk, world-changing billionaire (Elon Musk, Bill Gates etc.) then maybe greed has a net positive effect in society.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs8HXuCRrJc

[Oh dang, video removed. It was from an interview with Jordan Peterson]

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Two very similar performances. Kanye and Marlon.

https://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespeechjuliuscaesarantony.html

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Becoming an amazing person is so much easier than making a lot of money.

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Another celeb accused of “unwanted advances.” The problem is the language. Asking a woman out can be considered an “unwanted advance.” Even “inappropriate sexual advance” is a super vague, subjective term. Unless more specific language is used, such allegations ought to be ignored.

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One of the greatest moments in WWE history!

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“With all due respect to everyone… fook everyone.” –@TheNotoriousMMA

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What % of climate change is being caused by humans? That’s the question that no one is answering. That’s the question at the root of the debate.

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I 100% support creating a society where women feel empowered to follow their ambitions, but why is there a principle drive/desire to have more women in the STEM fields? What if women don’t want that? Explanation? Anyone?

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Live by originality, die by originality.

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Joe Rogan is so reel. Some funny stuff here.

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Why is there a World Chess Champion with all men and a Women’s World Chess Championship? Why don’t they all just compete together? Why the distinction?

That question is made to make people think. But the answer is because the female IQ distribution curve is steeper.

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If you won’t forgive someone when they apologize, and if you won’t let someone move on from their past, then you are the hateful one, not them.

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You can’t win someone over if they hate you. Whether you seek to make amends or not, both actions are generally seen as signs of culpability and thus reason to continue hating you.

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So many people today are looking for reasons to be offended. In other words, they are looking for reasons to blame others for their misery.

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Accurately distinguishing between racism and novelty bias is near impossible. But what’s even more difficult is accurately distinguishing racism from one’s negative response to behavior, dress, language, culture, demeanor, or physical presence… or the person simply being rude

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All I want for Christmas is Bitcoin.
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When you know something is right, say it. There is time to be silent, but when a good person is being unfairly assaulted that is not the time.

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Which is better: to experience something you never dreamed of? Or to dream of something and not get it?

It’s a fair question. Maybe we ought to stop dreaming.

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Order wasn’t working. So I went for chaos.

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What if when you dream about other people, they are dreaming about you too? What if the places we go when we dream are actual places that exist that others can also visit? Perhaps we will discover many things about the dream world and about ourselves as humans by doing this.

[referencing The Dream Database concept mentioned a week ago]
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Simple. Like a baby.
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Never trust a man to do a woman’s job.

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Maybe the universe knows what’s best for you, better than you do. That’s the idea behind giving up control.

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You can forge yourself into someone, but if you want to go big, you still need help along the way.

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Everyone dies. We’re just going to shorten the timeline with you.

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Asa sent me this one. She has good taste.

[Falls by Odesza ft. Sasha Sloan]