In the middle of the desert you can say anything you want

21 Jan 2022

From an Intermezzo-3 post that was never written

Main realization from summer 2021, the one I spent home being on vacation, not doing home office, adding it here since I’m never starting that blog post:

I stopped believing my usual “You are what you do” bit, replacing it with this one:

“You are what you do when you are not tired"

Corollary: to learn more about yourself, get yourself in a situation when you’re not tired1, “don’t should on yourself”, leave alone any expectations and preconceptions about what you should do during your vacation, do whatever makes you happy and observe.

  1. for a couple of days at least to get rid of the novelty effect and have enough data in a statistical sense ↩︎

Nel mezzo del deserto posso dire tutto quello che voglio.