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My contribution to :

Enjoy being where you are.

No you're neither Einstein, Napoleon, Jesus nor Muhammad.

But just enjoy being who you are.

Because if you fail to enjoy being who you are, you'll probably loose all the energy you actually *need* to become who you're actually *meant to be*.

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I keep phase-changing between being serious and being silly... and too rapidly at that I think...

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Is it okay if I don't follow as many people as I find so that I get followed by as many people as possible?

Because I don't want to follow as many people as I find, nor do I want to be followed by as many people as possible.

I've been traumatized by that game and I don't want to play anymore.

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It's 2:11am and I don't know why I'm particularly sleepless tonight.

I can't seem to put words to my my fears and anxieties.

Note to self: put the following thought-thread I had last year on Mastodon, to my WordPress.com blog, before Masto Cloud disappears--which I hope 'never' happens *knock on wood*.

mastodon.cloud/@FerdiZ/1015044

(-) potentially socially destructive covid-19 speculative thought with imo no redeeming worth whatsoever 

Back to work.
Back to work.
Back to work.
[/mantra 3x]

It sometimes feels so um, unbecoming to be/to act so emotional in public.

At other timesโ€ฆ no. It's fine.

Sometimes.

@jk not to be obnoxiously philosophical or anything untoward like that, but his tale reminds me that quite often humility is an unnegotiable part of the learning process... pride shuts brains down...

Humility is required to learn yeah, but damn it still fucking sucks ass hard when a teacher is an inconsiderate & prideful monster.

No CW's, sorry. Because fuck monsters.

โ€ฆAnd yesterday someone claimed that Elon Musk stole this meme from someone else.

And of course it was soon proven that the someone also stole it from someone else.

No one owns memes, man. No one. A meme either propagates โ€” independent of 'ownership' โ€” โ€ฆor it dies

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Disclaimer: graph found on FB yesterday but it's practically all over the place by now I've seen it on Twitter, WhatsApp groups etc.

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Masto Cloud seems to be down again so I'm posting my latest phone-fingerpainting here...

Via @EFF: Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software, no encryption allowed. This is the horrifying goal of the "EARN IT" bill: u.fsf.org/30m

And if the answer is, "We can't,", then well yeah. see y'all at the other end of the post-apocalypse.

*pumps imaginary shotgun.*

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How do we make it so that 80% of Indonesia's urban population can stay at home for the next two weeks, without permanently ruining their economic lives?

(I'm asking because I don't think 60% is gonna cut it.)

(Nevermind only 40%.)

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