Joseph Maynor

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  1. ANOTHER PARADOX I WANNA DISCUSS IS THE PARADOX OF IDEALISM AND NO IDEALISM, AND YOU GOTTA WORK BOTH ENDS OF THIS PARADOX — YOUR VISION IS AN IDEALISM, SEE, AND THAT’S A GOOD AND NECESSARY IDEALISM — SO NOT ALL IDEALISM IS BAD [Writing in process]
  2. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IS A MORE FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPT/ ISSUE TO FIRST PHILOSOPHY THAN TRUTH IS — LEMME EXPLAIN THIS — THIS IS A HUGE INSIGHT THAT I’VE KNOWN ABOUT FOR SOME TIME BUT I WANNA PRESENT HERE — LEMME TALK ABOUT WHAT FIRST PHILOSOPHY IS — WHAT I’M SAYING HERE IS FIRST PHILOSOPHY IS MORE ABOUT THE ISSUE OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT THAN IT IS ABOUT THE ISSUE OF TRUTH — THIS IS A VERY DEEP INSIGHT [Writing in process]
  3. I WANNA WRITE A LITTLE BIT ON THE PROBLEM OF BELIEF — BELIEF HAS PROS AND CONS — I WANNA TALK ABOUT MAXIMIZING THE PROS AND MINIMIZING THE CONS OF BELIEF — AND FINALLY I WANNA TALK ABOUT THE PARADOX OF BELIEF AND NO BELIEF, AND HOW YOU GOTTA WORK BOTH ENDS OF THIS PARADOX — THIS IS A VERY FOUNDATIONAL ISSUE — BELIEFS ARE TRICKY AS F*CK AND THEY INTRODUCE GREAT PROS BUT ALSO GREAT CONS TO YOUR LIFE [Writing in process]
  4. WISE DECISION-MAKING IS A SKILL THAT CAN BE PRACTICED — ONE OF THE THINGS A LOT OF OTHERWISE INTELLIGENT PEOPLE MAKE ARE HORRIBLE DECISIONS — STUBBORNESS CAN REALLY BE A STRENGTH AND A WEAKNESS, IT HAS ITS PROS AND CONS — YOU GOTTA WORK BOTH ENDS OF THE PARADOX OF STUBBORNESS AND NO STUBBORNNESS — YOU WANNA MAXIMIZE THE PROS AND MINIMIZE THE CONS OF STUBBORNESS [Writing in process]
  5. I WANNA INTRODUCE A CONCEPT I CALL "PROGRAM" WHICH RECENTLY I'VE FOUND VERY USEFUL -- IT DOESN'T MEAN WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS [Writing in process]
  6. The best revenge against a manipulative asshole is to work on your assertiveness skills. The trick is you gotta be both assertive and not an asshole about it at the same time. The truth melts those kinds of people. The problem is nobody has the balls to speak the truth around a manipulative asshole. Telling the truth is not a hostile act, yet they will act that way because that’s their weakness. You gotta be willing to deal with the consequences of being assertive and telling the truth, which requires a certain degree of personal development and courage. But once you buy into an assertive life, it just starts to happen automatically without you really having to think too much about it. You’ll just blurt things out because you’ve developed a policy of not lying. It’s easy to communicate when you’re always straightforward and not having to always manage being deceptive. And then you just let the chips fall where they may. One of the mistakes people make is they don’t learn how to be assertive much earlier in life. It’s your right to live a truthful life. Every time you decide to not be assertive, that’s on you not the other person. See, you gotta own that part of it.
  7. Yes. Music has inspired/ triggered me to contemplate throughout my the course of my entire life. Thoughts trigger emotions but emotions can also trigger thoughts.
  8. 2018 is the year that it all came together for me. Theory turned into practice.
  9. Number a page 1 through 10. Try to write down a regret for each number.
  10. THE MORE YOU GET CLEAR ABOUT YOUR VISION AND YOUR PROJECTS IN LIFE, THE LESS TRAPPED IN IDEAS (IDEOLOGICAL) YOU'RE GONNA BE -- THE IDEOLOGICAL PEOPLE ARE IDEOLOGICAL BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT CLEAR ABOUT THEIR VISION OR PROJECTS -- THE REASON WHY YOU'RE SO CAUGHT UP IN THOUGHT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO VISIONS OR PROJECTS, OR IF YOU DO, YOU DON'T HAVE A CLEAR VISION OR PROJECTS -- WHEN YOU HAVE A CLEAR VISION AND PROJECTS, YOU'RE NOT GONNA GET SO CAUGHT UP IN THEORY -- THEORY IS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL LOST -- I KNOW THIS IS GONNA BE REALLY HARD FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND -- NOW, DON'T INTERPRET THIS AS ME POOH-POOHING THEORY -- I USE THEORY WHEN THE PROS OF DOING SO OUTWEIGH THE CONS IN A PARTICULAR CONTEXT -- BUT MANY PEOPLE ARE TRAPPED IN THEORY, QUITE LITERALLY -- THESE PEOPLE ARE EASY TO SPOT TO ME NOW: THESE ARE YOUR IDEALISTS -- IF YOU THINK THIS ONLY APPLIES TO GREEN, THINK AGAIN -- IT APPLIES TO EVERYBODY UP TO AND INCLUDING TURQUOISE -- CORAL SEEMS TO MAKE A SHIFT AWAY FROM IDEOLOGY AND TRUTH IF MY OWN EXPERIENCE IS INDICATIVE OF THAT TREND -- EARLY CORAL SEEMS TO BE DIFFERENT FROM MID CORAL TOO -- MAYBE I'LL WRITE AN ESSAY ON THAT TOPIC -- I SHOULD -- I WAS STILL TOO IDEOLOGICAL IN EARLY CORAL IN A LINEAR WAY -- CORAL IS ALL ABOUT GETTING AWAY FROM LINEARITY AND FROM NON-LINEARITY (NON-LINEARITY IS STILL THEORY), IF THAT MAKES SENSE -- THAT'S WHY I SPEAK IN TERMS OF PARADOXES NOT LINEAR STATEMENTS NOW -- AND THOSE PARADOXES ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE MAKING TRUTH CLAIMS -- SO, WHERE I AM NOW IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM WHERE I WAS 6 MONTHS AGO WHEN I WAS FIRST ENTERING CORAL -- MID-CORAL IS CHARACTERIZED BY A RE-CONTEXTUALIZATION OF THEORY AND TRUTH -- AT CORAL YOU HAVE A VISION AND YOU KNOW HOW TO TURN YOUR VISION INTO PROJECTS, SO YOU DON'T REALLY HAVE TIME TO BE FARTING AROUND BEING LOST IN THEORY ANYMORE -- BY THE TIME YOU GET TO CORAL, YOU'VE ALREADY SPENT SO MUCH OF YOUR LIFE FARTING AROUND IN THEORY, IT KINDA LOSES ITS APPEAL -- AND THEORY BECOMES LESS RELEVANT BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING AND YOU'RE ALREADY DOING IT -- WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH TRANSFORMING YOUR CLEAR VISION INTO REALITY AND ACTUALLY GET ON BOARD WITH SPENDING YOUR TIME DOING PROJECTS TO IMPLEMENT THIS, YOU'RE NOT GONNA BE LOST SO MUCH IN THEORY ANYMORE
  11. THIS IS SUCH A GREAT ALBUM http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=5458 Album cover: