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Less, More, and None

My friend Ethan shared his Less, More, and None list (inspired by Jacoby Young). Cool idea, thought I’d give it a try.  Always good to remind yourself of your better aspirations.

Less ?

  • Sugar
  • Processed foods
  • Biking in the city
  • Diet Coke
  • Naps
  • Beer
  • Twitter/LinkedIn/Facebook/Instagram checking (the ludic loop)
  • Amazon purchases
  • Anti-authoritarianism
  • Resentment at white male authority figures
  • Avoiding humanity by going to bed/waking up early
  • Clutter/disorganization
  • Embrace of conflict as a means to truth
  • Going out to eat
  • Dream of Fields mentality (if we build it, they will come)

More ?

  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Doing things with friends
  • Veggies
  • Talking to my girlfriend
  • Saving money
  • Intentional communication
  • Writing history
  • Disciplined business experiments
  • Focus on my software as craft
  • Contentment when at rest
  • Reaching out to friends
  • Talk therapy
  • Fruit-infused water
  • Sitting/standing with good posture
  • Listening to kids and seniors
  • Sustained open source involvement
  • Seeking consensus
  • Embrace of consensus as a means to truth
  • Selling ideas/myself/services

None ?

  • Communicating in anger
  • Checking phone during conversations
  • Dwelling in my original sin/self-fulfilling prophecies about my own fallibility
  • Thinking I’m better than anyone else
  • Comparing my journey to other’s (HT Ethan)
  • Generational biases
  • Viewing relationships as transactional or zero sum
  • Playing Devil’s advocate or making trollish comments
  • Distracted driving

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