Quite probably he has done more than any other man to alert the American public to the potential dangers of an excessively psychiatrized sociaety.
Worthy read on Thomas Szasz one of the leading voices historically on Anti-Psychiatry.
Helpful scaffolding to understand the particular study of Psychology that Abe Maslow created in his lifetime.
This article goes in depth specifically on Maslow’s most famous theory “The Hierarchy of Needs” & how where we fall along this hierarchical scale determines our level of happiness aka self-actualization
Kingsley Hall, a radical experiment in psychological research.
R.D Laing - sounds like he had some hot takes & it may be worthwhile to investigate his career with a more zoomed-in scope.
Valuable lesson from Tim Leary’s son regarding psychedelic use as they continue to trend towards legalization.
It’s about having a system that can sustain you once the medicine wears off so you don’t end up in a constant search for ascension; needing to trip every two weeks.
- bartadamleyscouted11 months ago
anti libraries for the win !!!
- bartadamleyscouted11 months ago
Read books & lots of ‘em
As I gravitate more & more to the ideas of the long-term I have found the ideas of Stewart Brand to be quite helpful.
His text “The Clock of The Long Now” is very informative on why it’s important to understand the world’s “pace layers” & the importance of studying history.
This article is a great introduction to this bent towards long-term thought.
Valuable insights for any aspiring musicians out there
Viewing everyday life as an opportunity to create genuine tracks as time stamps of creative inspiration… something that I’d like to try my hand at as well…
Highly recommend reading Balaji’s “The Network State” as a precursor to this.
However, reading Vitalik’s response is just as informative as that text.. all be it in lighter form.
This whole idea of people coming together virtually alligned around one goal in particularly… deciding on collective values from there is very interesting to me.
Now the transition of being merely a network —> to becoming a state is still a bit foggy to me. But I do appreciate Balaji going through that thought experiment in his text.
Clearly, we are all spending more time online than ever.. and there’s this really strange, yet powerful phenomena of these internet tribes essentially gathering in physical spaces. Crypto Conferences such as (ETHDENVER) & Comic-Cons are wonderful examples of this.
My question from here is when does your network decide to throw down on a physical meeting space?
Balaji states that there is an easily identifiable founder for your online community but I’d side with Vitalik on noting it’s not the importance of one sole individual…
But instead a group of 5-10 people that really give a shit about what it is you are building together.
Regardless, the next 5 years are about to feel like 50 years. And the more you start to see “networks” everywhere manifesting more & more into the physical world… the more you realize the craziness/excitement we are headed towards.
Link to Network State GoodReads page. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60643059
Trade unions for DJs? Hmm i like the sounds of that.
First & foremost, to have a spot where DJs, Producers, Curators, Venue Owners, Booking Agents, Singers & etc… can actively reach out to one another forging alliances 1:1..
How to build more open & honest collaboration within the music & events industry amongst all actors is the main question.
Another really excellent piece by Eyal.
Understanding the dichotomy between distraction and traction (a word I never knew) is super helpful for framing productivity.
Traction is any action that you do with intent.
Today, I’m going to intentionally write my newsletter.
DAOs are the future of freelance work.
The more planned ones day is, the easier it is to do the unthinkable.
Build structures for your day, to ensure you have enough time for spontaneous play.
It’s hard not to see the correlation between double entry bookkeeping & distributed ledger technology’s early adoption for artistry… keep your eyes peeled.
As more & more artists hop into the crypto space, as there are more “bankers” than ever involved funding creative works. Whether by virtue of purchasing an NFT or buying a token.
I actually just bought my first NFT & was surprised by how much I enjoyed the process.
My advice with regards to crypto is don’t knock it until you try some of its applications.