And yet we keep looking.

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4 Responses to And yet we keep looking.

  1. Trieste says:

    such a vicious cycle :O

  2. David Cicotello says:

    Like chasing fool’s gold…

  3. Jonathan Funk says:

    I rarely disagree with you here, but I derive smugness AND happiness from discovery. Sometimes discoveries are anticlimactic, and other times that happiness is short-lived, but happiness isn’t really a state that is achieved once and retained. Happiness (like love?) is a series of small experiences that we get to find and lose and find again. And the search / discovery is key to that.

    I think there is a cycle that could be painted here, but it’s neither as vicious nor discouraging as the one you have painted above.

    I’ll think on it some more and see if I can come up with a visualization of my thoughts.

    (P.S.: Tone of this comment aside, I love your work and resonate with most of your index cards! Keep up the good work!)

  4. I like this one. It only shows correlations, not causations, so there are many ways to interpret it.

    1:
    The more unhappy we are, the more we search, OR
    The more we search, the more unhappy we are

    2:
    The more we discover, the more we search, OR
    The more we search, the more we discover

    3:
    The more satisfied we are, the more we discover, OR
    The more we discover, the more satisfied we are

    4:
    The more satisfied we are, the more smug we are, OR
    The more smug we are, the more satisfied we are

    5:
    The more unhappy we are, the more smug we are, OR
    The more smug we are, the more unhappy we are

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