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lsusr enlighthenment

Enlightenment is real. Talking about enlightenment is weird because enlightenment isn't the presence of anything. It's the absense of a particular class of error about how your mind works. Most of human suffering is of the form "I am unhappy because such-and-such is wrong in the world". For example, "I am unhappy because I read in the news that bad things are happening to good people[1]." But a baby has no concept of "news" or "reading" or "good people". That suffering was learned, which means the suffering is not a fundamental aspect of how our brains work. Should you help the good people to whom bad things are happening? Maybe. But fixing the world is a distraction. It has nothng to do wither you, yourself, should suffer right this instant. A nurse does nobody any good by suffering alongside her patients. All that does is decrease the total happiness in the universe. Certain types of suffering are unavoidable. Hunger is unpleasant. No amount of meditation will make hunger stop being unpleas

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fuel consumption

The fuel consumption of your car can be visualised as a thread of petrol stretching ahead of it, burned exactly as fast as the car sweeps it up. The typical 10L/100km is 0.1 mm2, about the cross-section of a monofilament fishing line