Curious. Interested in philosophy, languages, technology and cycling. For now.
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@crlevy

On Stoics

I have considered other people as "relaxed" when they were actually being stoic, now I understand. I have always felt some admiration for that kind, I tagged them sometimes as "different" but attractive. That, "I don't know how they do it" mixed with "I would like to be that way, but I am scared".

While trying to meditate my train of thoughts goes, who do I think I am to allow myself this disregard for things that are apparently so important? Am I so entitled?
Return, listen to the surroundings, pay attention.
How do you know that, the thought you are not paying attention is not more important? And there the loop goes, sometimes I stop.

My meditation works better when moving, walking, running cycling, cleaning, cooking or fixing some mechanical system. Better than sitting still. In the pure sense of "Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance", get to the activity and merge with it, pure gumption.

On text editors

It is interesting how important a text editor is or, many people think it is. I always wonder why standard notes needed so many editors but I might be starting to get this now. Depending on what you do, write prose for a blog or write lines of code would perhaps benefit from different configurations.
This Vim is a very interesting one. It seems like a very nerdy tool, one of those to separate one from the common, but it also feels like a programming language.
Interestingly, it is actually quite pleasant to write in standard notes' plain editor. I get now the less distractions effect and maybe the next logical step is to break up with the mouse, then the arrows and start surfing texts and code like those Vim gurus.

This is actually a good video to start this Rabbit-Hole.
https://youtu.be/_NUO4JEtkDw

Enjoy the dance on words.