pretty sure reading ‘being and time’ & derrida/post-structuralists made all of my college papers unreadable for a period of 6 – 8 months but thats because im a bozo. think i was generally forgiven by professors because of my boyish good looks.
i grew testicles after reading the doubleday children’s encyclopedia, i gave fewer shits after wittgenstein’s blue book, i looked at people in a new way, perhaps with my eyes more open, after walser’s microscripts, & i talked less shit about texas after barthelme’s amateurs
The Mezzanine taught me to stand still and enjoy escalator rides. Life hasn’t been the same. Currently I am trying to drink every drink or mix in Barthelme’s books. Life probably won’t be the same when I’m finished.
Oh, and that Murakami sheep book gave me really weird dreams. And, as another afterthought, Infinite Jest helped me through a pretty severe depression. Aaand A Naked Singularity did something similar for me recently, though that one wasn’t so bad. The depression, I mean. The book’s really good.
Apt consideration of your opponents’ behavior is vital to consistently gambling effectively at poker, but I’m talking about minimizing the effect of magical thinking on your calculation of your own hands’ strength.
Generally, yes. The point is that you’ll likely fold sooner if you don’t convince yourself that your hands are stronger than they statistically are, whether your opponents are ignorant or reckless or bluffing. Walking into an uninformed propellor is as dicey as walking into a knowledgeable one.