Re: Extropians > 40

Russell W. Craig (
Tue, 29 Dec 1998 20:05:18 -0600

Not to pry or be too personal, but when was your first sexual experience. I also found some of my most creative and insightful years to be those before my 17th year.
I murdered my mind with sex. It stole visions from me. It made creativity more difficult.

> I hope you don't find this depressing (despair should be left to
> experts), but I'm 19 right now and I've never managed to top the
> insights I had at age 16. It may simply be that I was under far more
> stress at that time and that my current level of despair isn't powerful
> enough to produce that kind of output, despite my halting efforts to
> focus and harvest it deliberately.