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Hack yourself

  • 9th Jan, 2005 at 11:04 PM

I was surfing the web, as they say, when I bumped into Hack yourself. I realised that a non-zero percentage of people on my friends list ought to read it, so I'm posting it here. Now I'm not saying I'm endorsing this horribly egotistical point of view, as this opinion piece really is biased towards an exterme. But I'm sure we're all smart enough to see the reasonable points made in this article, and apply them to our own lives where appropriate.



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10th Jan, 2005 08:45 (UTC)
I wouldn't have formulated it in this way exactly, but I have in fact been hacking myself for many years now.

I'm proud of what I managed to do with myself to a ridiculous degree. Some days, I have to stop myself from grabbing random people on the street and telling them "ha, I'm so happy today! whee!".

I'm still making progress, it's more a path than a destination, but I'm glad to say I'm walking that path, and not just sitting by the side with my head between my hands.
10th Jan, 2005 10:11 (UTC)
hacking yourself
Sometimes hacking yourself is not that easy. I ran into a training which helped me a lot with all of the above, stop being a victim, take action. I found the training very powerfull because they also base it on experimental learning. Reading a book or a website can help. It is however still intellectual learning and some things you just have to experience. Some things like riding a bike you can't learn from a book. How a kiwi tastes you can't learn intellectually, it is a experience. This training gave me experiences which changed me for the rest of my life. If you want to know more:

16th Jan, 2005 14:02 (UTC)
Just skimming it, Hacking yourself sounds no different than what I've been told by a rather large number of religious/spiritual groups (especially the Berkeley Psychic Institute), and fans of Albert Ellis, with a few Americanized bits of Buddhism thrown in.

In other words, it is a rather old philosophy (and often a useful one), now presenting itself in hacking terms.
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