Re: (more)

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 09:06:18 MDT

torsdagen den 26 april 2001 01:28 Xipe wrote:
> What I mean to say is, if a person walked in off of
> the street and told you that they were to submit
> themselves to you as your tool, in trust that you
> would make of them a better person, what specifically
> would you recommend to them as a course of study or
> way of living?

I think the first thing to do is to find your motivation, those values and
goals that make you go out and do something. If you have an idea of what you
want to do with your life or what kind of person you want to be, then the
rest is a solvable problem.

What I once did was to list all the stuff I wanted to do, and see both what
it had in common - that ought to be a top priority - and what I would need to
achieve it. For example, since I wanted to design a starship (I was rather
young when I did this) I realised I needed to know math do it. So learning
math was important, and I began to read some books on it in the library. The
same for a lot of other areas, including of course how to get better at

Once you have motivation and a base to build from, you can really get started
with the fun stuff. You will need to develop your critical thinking so that
you can use your brainpower for constructive things, you will refine your
motivation and ideas and gradually develop your life into a creative artwork.

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