Beating Alpha

iterating towards truth


scripts of desires

Our actions are scripted by our desires. A lack of understanding of these scripts leads us to live life in the passenger’s seat. Only a deeper understanding of these desire scripts can place us in the driver’s seat.

It’s not the quantity of our actions that brings us closer to that deeper understanding, but the quality of our actions. And since the current system has shaped us into shallow-thinking, dopamine-driven beings, our current mental tools are ineffective.

A rare but effective remedy is actually the counterintuitive one: do the opposite of what you think.

Borrowing the famous quote from legendary product designer Dieter Rams, “Less but Better,” we can guide our lives with a similar approach by following analogous advice: “Do More with Less.


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