Foreward

You have never read a book like this.

This book covers everything.

EV.

RY.

THING.

Well, not everything I guess. Let’s say it’s at least a bunch of categories of a lot of things. There are of course so many more things that exist than are described here, but I’m getting off-topic.

You see, I tend to do that. Sometimes it feels like my brain is thinking faster than I can keep up, let alone stay on task. When I talk, I often start a thought and then get sidetracked with another thought before I’ve made my original point.

As a school teacher and perennial traveler, I have come to learn that the way I think isn’t necessarily all that different from the many people I’ve met and taught.

Of course, everyone’s brain is unique to them due to a combination of their biology and experiences. But when you boil all of our differences away, there are obvious similarities among us. Not just as a community or a culture, as a species.

To an architect, all trees look basically the same. To a botanist, all buildings look basically the same.  In reality, buildings and trees are both wildly unique among their respective groups. The difference is perspective.

Here is where this book gets challenging. You have a perspective different than anyone else in existence. However, you are a human and have certain “functions” that you don’t really have much control over. You must try to completely separate your perspective, what you already know, from what you are reading. Take it at face value and accept that each word is written with explicit intention.

It’s fairly common knowledge that there are some things about ourselves that we can’t control. After all, we didn’t choose to be born. Instead we exist, and we’re living in these weird machines with a bunch of functions already embedded in it.

That “machine” is called a human, and you might as well learn how the thing works.

intro solo

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