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    Do you people exist more or less on a constant consistent plateau or do you find you are prone to large fluctuations in your abilities, in how tuned in you feel, in your access to the supercomputer and databanks?

    If the latter does this cause you distress? How do you cope with the times when it's not all Flowy Zoe and brainsparks?
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    This is an important question for me.would appreciate sincere committed engagement.

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    yeah absolutely. a lot of different factors affect this I guess. sleep is a particularly weird one for me, since sometimes going without it seems to make me more creative/attuned/able to do things, other times the complete opposite. (but maybe that's more prosaic than what you're thinking of.)

    do you feel you've experienced any long term changes? like now vs when you were 20?
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    it's human nature, isn't it? events and circumstances impact emotions, which in turn impact behavior, motivation, "performance". our brains are operating systems that occasionally slow down and need to be rebooted, like every other piece of hardware.

    mvuent's right, sleep is an issue. getting older is obviously a factor in terms of stamina and self-reflection. gazing back on what you've accomplished or not accomplished in life and the creeping sense of dread as morality looms usually aren't great inspirationally motivating forces!

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    For various reasons Ive been interested in meta-cognition for years, originally as an outgrowth of general introverted navel gazing but later as part of various work i've done in education. Its important to know how you think and what your moods/energy will let you do at any given time.

    Creatively I go up and down, as I think everyone does, but if you know its happening you can choose to do certain things at certain times to level it out, so instead of feeling shitty and depressed that you haven't accomplished anything in a while, use the time to do something less taxing (research or reading for example) so when you go back up you have something to build on. If things are really bad, recognise it and allow yourself to wallow. Save the cosmic brain surgery for when things are good, and dont waste those days.

    if you dont bend to the winds of circumstance, memory and emotion you'll be uprooted. Accept that and adapt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    getting older is obviously a factor in terms of stamina and self-reflection. gazing back on what you've accomplished or not accomplished in life and the creeping sense of dread as morality looms usually aren't great inspirationally motivating forces!
    yeah looking forward to all that

    what about in terms of the things the things luka mentioned? generally feel like you're getting more or less "tuned in" (whatever that means exactly) than in the past? no difference?

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