FTFP 17 – Our Dreams for a Better World That Will Fight For Us

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Fixing The Fixerpunk episodes cover ideas about changing yourself and society from my own self-development process. The title of this installment comes from a quote said by pro wrestler Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) but originally from Paulo Coelho: “fight for your dreams and your dreams will fight for you.” I broaden the scope of this from the personal to the collective, and realized that if we fight for the world we dream of, the world will fight for us and for our dreams. Creating the collective environment where people can flourish is one of the most powerful ways we can improve our lives and achieve our goals. This is demonstrated by the fact that those in power relentlessly seek systemic political change to benefit them, and try to prevent us from acting collectively, such as by blocking union organizing.

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Episode Notes:

(Always rough, may contain errors)

Trying to achieve everything now in a rush

Approaching family and personal life conflicts with goals, especially when everyday life is harder with autism

Did you fight hard enough to change things? Only for yourself or also for others?

Bryan Danielson/Paulo Coelho quote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHP_PGMm57A

The world is fighting for those in power, capitalists, and what they want. That is why they always get what they want.

Collective action problem with unionizing software engineers 

Economic conditions should not dictate basic humanity

Individual solutions don’t work on their own. That is why the powerful always influence politics and want you not to act collectively,

Universal basic income for the labor that isn’t done for capitalists

How to approach taking a break from work for personal development, mental health, or to grow a business: 

• You must be extremely intentional or else things will get out-of-control.

• Don’t undervalue your time

• Don’t keep spending time or money on things that aren’t helping you and YOUR specific situation

• Find a way to keep going

• Get the right things going sooner

• Speak up if something isn’t working!

• Don’t be afraid to try something better.

Going to normal insurance based therapists for autism, ADHD, or other neurodivergence can be like taking “a McLaren to Jiffy Lube” (referencing an unrelated quote in an article about the Angels baseball team – https://www.nj.com/sports/2023/08/former-all-star-pitcher-details-lazy-organization-stories.html) 

Self optimization protocol experimentation – very little impact from mental optimization techniques, perhaps due to autism or ADHD

Bad eating habits coming back with return to office

Free time isn’t really free time. There’s a difference between having time and having time totally set aside for something.

Bulking season is better financially because higher calorie foods are ironically cheaper.

New fitness accountability Instagram coming soon

Progressive Self Help Discord coming soon 

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