Why You Should Periodically Rot Your Mind on ET

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by Joe Doaks, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. You are quite welcome. That site is an astonishing daily reminder of the pace of scientific advancement. Just as ET is an astonishing daily reminder of the stagnation of trading advancement.

    Also, I think that it is important to note that any kind of distraction will suffice. My opinion is that eventually the distraction itself needs refreshing to remain distracting. So I rotate between ET, porn, gun fora, and ultra-right-wing blogs. En bref, any porn site will do.
  2. For porn sites I am worried about viruses. I donot know what is gun fora . I am trying to get some awakening experience.
  3. Sorry. I studied Latin at a formative age, at the same time I discovered girls, and I am immutably addicted to both. Phylum. Phyla. Rostrum. Rostra. Forum. Fora. I have a major boner for illiterates who write "forums." See the top of this page for an egregious example.

    If you were referring to guns, there is a plethorums of sites I can refer you to, depending upon your particular fetish.
  4. This appears to be a flawed conclusion, because it only applies to the general group, not the individual. What if some individuals are tremendously good at lengthy focus, and distraction is seriously damaging for their ability to concentrate and perform? A group study of a sample of the general population is obviously not going to note this fact.

    So, it's useful for someone who has to manage typical groups of people like those in the study. Utterly useless for any individual, unless he or she can know for sure that they are just like the people in the study. Since traders tend to congregate around a couple of personality types only, it's quite likely this conclusion is value-free and quite possibly harmful and dangerous.
  5. Good point. Doesn't apply to me, though. I have twenty people in my head. So we average out to the general population.
  6. How do you manage to distinguish between these two?
  7. These studies, by their very nature, seek to identify patterns in the aggregate in order to draw broad conclusions. Clearly, they do not apply to ETers, each of whom is special, unique and an undiscovered national treasure.
  8. Samsara


    Haha, so true.
    #10     Feb 10, 2011