On the signed-out view of zeitgeist, we exclude content from people who have adopted sensitive goals. We err on the side of caution, since zeitgeist is our public face to the world. 2 years ago
I love the Odysseus comparison :) I’d like to think of myself as him, or at least as the Joycean equivalent at worst.
I’ll look into Power of Myth. 2 years ago
A friend linked to this blog post about going on an adventure
The blog post contained the concept of the monomyth (which he calls the Hero’s Journey, a term I now prefer since I can think of myself as a Hero).
The steps of the Journey are listed here: http://www.amersol.edu.pe/_afleming/2003/hero.html
As with most people, I’m stuck at step 3, depending on the “call to adventure” I choose to heed. Venessa and I have talked about a 10 year plan to get rid of (almost) everything and live on a sailboat. That would certainly be an adventure.
Some older cousins (the Wise Mentors) have done the same thing, and I’m seeing them in a few weeks. However, I don’t think the act of planning on doing something a decade down the line qualifies as heroic.
- Biking across a continent
- Starting a company
- Homeschooling or “roadschooling” 2 years ago
I’m gonna mark this goal “done” (even though it’s never done) and start writing entries for future improvements to 43 Things on this goal:
A big part of draining the swamp is now live: you can vote on goals in Neighborhood Watch.
More info here:
I’m on a kick that I call “Draining the swamp”, identifying and eliminating the icky stuff that’s on the site. Here’s what I’m working on:
- Automatically flagging suspected spam goals
- Letting people vote on goals in Neighborhood Watch
- Keeping spam goals from showing up in search
- Cleaning up spam tags
- Making search results more relevant
A lot of this is behind the scenes, so hopefully nobody notices anything. It’s going to make 43 Things a cleaner place. 2 years ago