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Have I become dumber since moving away from my roommates?

These are my weekly Patch Notes – a log of the mental model updates I’m making and a braindump of things I’m leaning, building, or thinking about. Subscribe on Substack here. In this release: Shared social cognition and the effect of distance on it Importing my goals and values into Readwise Something magical happened on Twitter this week Blog Club: The Curse of Xanadu I finally understand what ‘the world is changing faster’ refers to
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Hello Strange, New World

Hello! You’re receiving this because you are subscribed to major updates/new posts on my site, That will remain the case. I’m also starting a newsletter! I’m sending out the first one here, but subsequent newsletters will be delivered through Substack at and will be free forever. Go subscribe there if you want more of these. I’ll probably move off of Substack eventually but it seems to be simplest solution right now.
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A simple thing, on paper. Get a piece of it out and start writing. Or typing - doesn’t really matter. Anything and everything that comes to mind. It’s weird and unnatural at first - push through it. Save it, or burn it. Don’t overthink it. Wait a few days, and do it again, and again, and keep doing it. Four years into it and I’m just beginning to grasp the immensity of the benefits this simple habit has brought to my life - so I hope to share some of them with you.
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