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DiManes334 karma

Do you face self-doubt, and if so, how do you get past it?

How do you get past the feeling that you might be making a mistake? Or that you're not good enough?

DiManes42 karma

I think about 80% of my friend group could quote Monty Python off the top of their heads growing up. I think it's a bit of a "nerd culture" thing here, from my experience. (USA, mid-west)

DiManes32 karma

My advice: don't wait for someone to help you or show you what to do.

The OP got tired of waiting, and did it himself without help! I wish someone had told me that when I was young.

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What a fascinating field of study! Here's a few silly questions I have:

- Is creating fake memories via having a subject watch a video or participate in a reenactment in a drug induced state, then reinforcing that memory socially later on, realistic? (a la The Manchurian Candidate) That seems like an interesting thought experiment.

- Is conditioning a good way to manipulate memory? For instance, if we were in a car crash, we might spend five minutes in a car every day eating a candy bar in order to re-associate that space with pleasure. Anecdotally, that seems to work somewhat from what I've seen. Or no?

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Why do you think SETI is worth money, when there so many more pressing issues here on Earth?

Not trying to be shameful, just a discussion point.