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Developing pronoid delusions
Merlin Mann | Aug 28 2005
From this fun article on pronoia:
I like this page, filled as it is with encouraging (okay, some are pretty cheesy) tricks for bucking up the serial sad sack in each of us. The tips work to clear the psychic garbage and help you focus on realigning your perceptions—to stop looking always for soul-crushing conspiracies and start noticing how many good things (blessings, if you prefer) are happening around you. Kinda like Chicken Soup for the Jaded Hipster's Soul, I guess.
You gotta love tip number 5 in particular:
Notwithstanding understandable concerns about abandoning your shopworn conspiracy fantasies in favor of the less road-tested sunshine and kittycats approach, it’s hard not to like the whole notion of “pronoia.” And it surely never hurts to be reminded that the world’s too busy, big, and distracted to organize effectively against any of us. Thank God.
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