Chris Lakin

Live with strong beliefs and intentionality.

Aspiring generalist. Presently studying (probably) physics at Carnegie Mellon. If you like this website, you’ll like me.

It’s come to my attention that this website makes me seem more ‘intense’ than I am. Working on fixing this. Note I just happen to write about what I have the strongest opinions on.

Favorite Essays

Consume less and create more.

Deliberately inject randomness into your decisions.

Solitude deprivation: Are you depriving yourself of solitude?

 

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Selected Essays

Deviate from what’s typical to win a winner-takes-all game.

If you walk into a dead end in a maze, you don’t conclude, “Fuck! I’ve failed!”

There is a sweeter kind of freedom.

Idea Sex: How to increase idea quality.

We’ve figured out how to get exactly what we think we want, and none of what we need.

Fulfillment ≠ Pleasure.

We may have to force ourselves to do not-yet-habitual activities, even if we enjoy them greatly.

Deliberately inject randomness into your decisions.

Solitude deprivation: Are you depriving yourself of solitude?

Consume less and create more.

All Essays

Projects

How to Tame a Chipmunk (2020)

My (wild) chipmunk pal, Stripes.

What I’m working on now

(@NowNowNow)

No Use Crying Over Mixed Milk (2020)

My personal exploration of entropy, via video.

This Website (2020 Summer+)

Style.

Uninteresting Projects

Boring, trivial, or unfinished stuff.

How to keep in touch with me.