Rationalist Lent

by Qiaochu_Yuan 2y13th Feb 201863 comments

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It's that time of year again. Pick something to give up for 40 days as an experiment / comfort zone expansion. Post about it here. Good luck and have fun!

Edit: For anyone who wants it, here are some prompts for brainstorming things to try giving up (set a 5-minute timer for the brainstorm):

  1. What takes up too much of my time?
  2. What takes up too much of my attention?
  3. What in my life is most out to get me?
  4. What superstimuli am I most attracted to?
  5. What in my life feels the most like pica?

And also for anyone who wants it, here are some concrete suggestions for things to give up, in no particular order:

  1. Video games
  2. Smartphones
  3. Facebook, Reddit, etc.
  4. Sugar
  5. Caffeine