Examine your ideas via their potential to create unpredictable effects, instead of their potential to create the desired outcome.

Moon cycle, phase 1: “At the beginning of the new moon, for example, one’s acetylcholine rises along with the capacity to perform. Acetylcholine is traditionally associated with attention. ‘The mood it evokes in us is an Energizer Bunny-like pep. That vibe can be used to initiate social interactions, do chores and routines efficiently, and strive for balance in our activities.” (Dr. Mark Filippi as transcribed by Douglas Rushkoff, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now)

“It’s not just: what of me carries forward into the future? It’s like, what of my future self is in me right now?”

"Your default setting is to seek out and indulge in distraction"

Ask “Is it supposed to be like this?” to shift your perspective on a situation, even if there is no way it’s “supposed” to be. That clarification is good.

“Reports that say there’s — that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things that we know that we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” (Donald Rumsfeld)