Adam Thoughts #301.

January 14, 2019 in , Adam Thoughts by Adam Dunlap

All thoughts are original unless quoted. Selective twitter posts from the last 2 weeks included too.

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They say you can’t choose your family. You could’a fooled me. I wouldn’t choose any other one.

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The Notebook Paradox.

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Should have gone with the ballpoint pen approach.

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I don’t trust women who only post selfies.

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Scalable empathy.

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There was one typo on my resume. Just one. I misspelled the name of my company. How embarrassing.

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Redheads might be my favorite.

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No one forces you to date anyone. So if you’ve had multiple bad dating / relationship experiences, then you owe it to yourself to face the truth: you probably just aren’t good at choosing people. You have a bad filter. And that can easily lead to a downward spiral. #Relationships

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I finally have options. But some would argue that happiness is more commonly found without options. Hmmmm. We’ll see how this one plays out.

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The Adam Dichotomy.

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Lonely or confident?

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It’s about process, not outcome.

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Being an actor doesn’t mean we show up as different people when we meet you. It means we are good listeners and good empathizers. At least that’s what we’re supposed to be. #Actor #Acting

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Dating online feels like I’m running my own private version of #TheBachelor. I would have preferred starring on that show though. That system is a lot more transparent.

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Dumpsters within a dumpster. Beautiful. #Trashception #ModernArt

dumpster

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Milton is the man.

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Arguably one of the most stressful things on the planet: going in for a haircut and watching the stylist f*ck up your hair.

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Two steps backward, one step forth.

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What if the #1 cause of poverty in America is bad personal choices or bad personal financial management? Then what do we do about that? If that’s the case, ought it still be society’s burden to try and solve? What if the #1 cause is bad parenting? Then what? I raise these questions because the general paradigm is that poverty is something that isn’t chosen. But if it is chosen, and or if it’s simply the consequences of poor choices made by individuals, then it completely reframes how we think about it and approach it. There is some evidence that poverty in the United States almost always tracks back to the free choices made by individuals. If this is the case, we have to see poverty not as a problem to be solved, but as a symptom of the true problem – poor thinking and choices.

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Just when you think you’re going to disagree with Jordan Peterson… Some fascinating ideas. Two claims are outside his scope of knowledge and/or explanation but the rest is palpable.

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I’d love to hear a refutation to this. Anyone?

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How lucky I am to reach 32 and still have a complete set of grandparents.

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Listen to everyone. Make everyone feel important.

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It was always perplexed me – those who made bad decisions and then used that to justify not making good decisions. “I dated a guy from the gym who was awful, so I’m not going to date anyone from the gym again.” Or, “I’m going to work for free for this company who wants to use me, and then the next time someone wants to collaborate in a way that helps me, I’ll make them pay for my work.” Some of it is about learning, but the cognitive dissonance that some people show is mind-blowingly ignorant.

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You can manifest anything. If you find the right process and give it time.

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Throwback.

[“So Into You” by Fabolous ft. Tamia]