ketan agrawal

life philosophy
Last modified on August 25, 2021

Thinking about the philosophy of how we should live our lives.

Some guiding principles:

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Start simple and workable, and then unfold to something more complex. (Start simple and workable, and then unfold to something more complex.)

By induction, if you can progress from complexity \(k\) to \(k + 1\), you can progress infinitely.

Over time, I’ve gotten to know the amazing beast that is org-mode . It is astounding how much you can do—but perhaps even more impressive is that you can start using it to do interesting things from the first day. You can learn in 5 minutes how to create headlines, expand and collapse nodes, write text, etc. That is not hard. In that way, it is a simple tool.

This, I feel, should be part of my life philosophy. Wanna start a self-reflective practice? Make it extremely, dead, simple at first. Make it solid. Then, gradually, you can build from there. But you need that foundation to be laid down first, otherwise things are all like the kids who took caffeine or steroids…stunted growth, or premature experience.

Simple life philosophy. Simple running routine. Simple self-reflection routine. To start out with.

cc: encouraging good patterns of thinking

🧐 philosophy

The aim of philosophy, abstractly formulated, is to understand how things in the broadest possible sense of the term hang together in the broadest possible sense of the term.
– Wilfrid Sellars, “Philosophy and the Scientific Image of Man”

Some things we can think about in a philosophical lens…