Ep.132 — White Mirror w/ Tinkered Thinking

“With enough curiosity, self-confidence is irrelevant.”

Tinkered Thinking is a writer, artist, author and creator.

His writing includes a series of ‘Lucilius Parables’, short stories dispersed throughout time and space designed to help readers reconceptualise their experience of being alive. He is also the worthy winner of our ‘[White Mirror](https://infiniteloops.substack.com/p/white-mirror-s1e7)’ competition.

Tinkered Thinking joined the show to discuss writing, technology, curiosity, and much more.

Important Links:

Website - (https://www.tinkeredthinking.com)

Twitter - (https://twitter.com/tinkeredthinker?s=21&t=Sz7o7HJ05IZll4VGnj9NTQ)

The Lucilius Parables, Volume I - (https://tinkeredthinking.com/index.php?id=868)

The Lucilius Parables, Volume II - (https://tinkeredthinking.com/bookstore/product/1)

The Century of the Self: Happiness Machines - Adam Curtis (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0720m7r)

Show Notes:
[00:00:00] - Start
[00:02:33] - Main Podcast
[00:04:42] - The origin of Lucilius
[00:07:22] - Why write short stories?
[00:18:48] - Fear and human nature
[00:22:06] - Technology, progress and optimism
[00:40:07] - The momentum metric
[00:45:25]- How to rebrand Guatemala
[00:52:36] - White Mirror
[01:01:06] - Choose your disposition
[01:07:43] - The power of curiosity
[01:15:14] - The question as a concept

.. AND more!

Books Mentioned:

- The Lucilius Parables, Volume I; by Tinkered Thinking
- The Lucilius Parables, Volume II; by Tinkered Thinking
- The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory; by Brian Greene
- The Fifth Science; by Exurb1a
- Foundation; by Isaac Asimov
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; by Bob Pirsig
- The Beginning of Infinity; by David Deutsch
- Language in Thought and Action; by S.I. Hayakawa
- Screw the Zoo: Escape From Your Cage, Free Your Mind, and Take Over the World; by Sam McRoberts
- Unflattening; by Nick Sousanis
- Atomic Habits; by James Clear
- The Power of Habit; by Charles Duhigg
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; by Douglas Adams
- The Egg; by Andy Weir
- The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
- Awakening: Conversations with the Masters; by Anthony De Mello
- Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment; by Jed McKenna