Overthinking Everything

David R. MacIver
Miscellaneous thoughts as I figure out life
Created 11 May 2020
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  • Labelling Feelings 101
    23 Nov 2021 • 27 min read • 2 4
    Hi everyone, Today I’d like to tell you about emotions and how to identify which ones you are feeling. My hypothesis is that if you struggle with this, one key part of that is that nobody has ever cle...
  • The first hard choice
    09 Nov 2021 • 13 min read • 5 0
    Hi everyone, Today I’d like to tell you about a problem I’ve been thinking about but don’t have a good solution to yet. I recently had a great conversation about this class of problems which gave me a...
  • Discontinuing paid subscriptions
    30 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hi everyone, I’m about to be blunt about strategic considerations around money, so before I do let me just say: I am extremely grateful to all of you for your financial support to date in writing this...
  • How to make easy decisions
    27 Oct 2021 • 20 min read • 3 10
    Hi everyone, Today I thought I’d teach you one of my superpowers, which is making easy decisions. I think people are bad at making these, and in particular are bad at even noticing that they exist, an...
  • Why is it hard to choose what to do?
    07 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Hi everyone, This is a free issue of Overthinking Everything. Recent paid issues have been a bit free form and about whatever is on my mind at the time. e.g. Caffeine withdrawal and paid workshops (un...
  • Current thinking: Play and self-improvement
    29 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi everyone, This is the (currently) weekly paid newsletter where I just talk about some things that I’ve been thinking about in the last week. Play before exercise As you might know I’ve been taking ...
  • Current thinking 2021-08-22
    22 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi everyone, I’d like to get back on the paid newsletters habit, and I figured a good way to do this was to start doing a less structured newsletter with some of my thoughts in progress, with a couple...
  • If you're stuck, try something different
    15 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    Hi everyone, This is a free issue of Overthinking Everything. There are also paid issues, with the two going out on roughly alternating schedules. Paid issues tend to be a bit more speculative and at ...
  • How to give good advice
    24 Jul 2021 • 12 min read
    Hi everyone, This is a free issue of Overthinking Everything. There are also paid issues, with the two going out on roughly alternating schedules. Paid issues tend to be a bit more speculative and at ...
  • How does good taste work?
    10 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 4
    Hi everyone, I’ve been thinking about good taste recently, for a variety of reasons, and I thought I’d shared some of my thoughts today. I asked about good taste on Twitter the other day: Read more
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