--- aliases: [] --- #rationality # [[Epistemic status]] #shower-thought # Adding shocks >Not every kind of hard is good. There is good pain and bad pain. **You want the kind of pain you get from going running, not the kind you get from stepping on a nail.** >~ [[Paul Graham]] List of actions that bring short-term pain for long-term benefits: - Random fasting - Book a flight for a random place on earth for tomorrow, right now, do it. - Hotel is forbidden, go to hostel, couch surfing or beg for a night sleep - Random sun burn (small) - Don’t wash your vegetables (eat some dirt & insects) - herbal tea, tea, coffee, wine, chocolate & fermented food all brings small shocks to the body. - Meet new people - [[Flip a coin]] to take a decision. - sleep in the forest, alone - walk in the forest, at night, surrounded by monstrous beasts (rabbits here) - cold showers - theater, public speaking for the shy/introverted. - Walking barefoot on different textures. - Having a difficult conversation. - [[A comfortable salary vs Entrepreneurship]] - Night walk (no light, complete dark) - Street fight - drastic diet changes - Live as a poor man - Seduce a random human in the street (or if you prefer animals or robots, no judgement, I’m open minded) - [[Meditation]] ? - putting your [[Ego]] aside to update your beliefs - things you don’t usually do  # GPT3 - Eating a piece of furniture. - Hanging out with a dog or cat you don’t know very well. - Eating “kitchen” plants. - Biking in the middle of the night - Random tattoo - Work in a totally different environment - Start a business in an industry you know nothing about - Quit your job and move to a different city - Rebuild your life from scratch - Change your appearance drastically - voluntary work in a third world country - Adventure travel to a place you know nothing about - Do something that scares you every day for a month - Spend a month in silence - Give up something you love for a month - Live on $1 a day for a month