Socrates (from Plato's Apology)

The unexamined life is not worth living.

With such noise and bustle around us, one cannot help but build a hermitage[1] in one's mind for contemplation and peace.

This digital garden contains some contemplations and musings from my retreats there.

Unsurprisingly, thoughts here are, like every thought, ever-changing.

If you have any questions or opinions, please feel free to contact me at connect@utsob.me or see the Discussion section for other options.

Maturity Levels

The maturity level for each note is represented by plant icons of various growth.

Seedling

Seedlings (Maturity Level: 1|14) are thoughts barely started. Maybe Jotted down in haste or simply showed only a brief amount of what I thought about it by far.

Sapling

Saplings (Maturity Level: 2|14) have a substantial amount of content, but much work to be done. Coherence and patterns are just emerging in it.

Tree

Trees (Maturity Level: 3|14) are grown-up coherent pieces of thought/essay/expression that should not change much except for some editorial enhancements.

Withered

Withered (Maturity Level: withered|14) are the notes expressing outdated views (totally or partially) but kept for the historicity of our thoughts. For partially outdated notes, warnings will be placed wherever appropriate.

Stone

Stones (Maturity Level: stone|14) are notes exported/extracted from other mediums (e.g. Reading highlights and notes). Growth is irrelevant for these notes.

Signpost

Signposts (Maturity Level: signpost|14) are notes that allow us to navigate easily (e.g. Collection of books or writings).

Warning

Maturity Levels are subjective. It might only mean that I'm a very immature person.

On Top of My mind…

Cover Title Updated Created Tags Inset
Thought is Your Enemy Feb 28, 2024 01:43 pm Feb 19, 2024 04:53 pm #book #Biography #Autobiography #metaphysics #philosophy
Thought is Your Enemy Feb 28, 2024 01:42 pm Feb 27, 2024 12:34 pm #reading-note
The Conference of the Birds Feb 20, 2024 03:05 pm Jan 29, 2024 04:16 pm #book #Poetry
Notes from The Conference of the Birds Feb 20, 2024 03:02 pm Feb 17, 2024 11:29 pm #reading-note
Baqā Feb 20, 2024 02:52 pm Feb 20, 2024 02:47 pm #concept #concept/sufism #concept/theology
Fanā Feb 20, 2024 02:51 pm Feb 20, 2024 02:40 pm #concept #concept/theology #concept/sufism
On CyberEnsō Jan 09, 2024 10:26 am Feb 07, 2023 10:56 am #generative-art #art
A Ghost Story Jan 02, 2024 02:46 pm Dec 17, 2023 08:11 pm #politics
Why Men Fight Dec 28, 2023 03:10 pm Dec 23, 2023 03:30 pm #book #Philosophy #sociology #politics
Notes from Why Men Fight Dec 28, 2023 12:42 pm Dec 28, 2023 12:14 pm
Reading Note Convention Dec 26, 2023 10:33 am Jan 31, 2023 12:41 am #reading-convention
V for Vendetta Dec 18, 2023 10:54 am Sept 30, 2017 12:00 am #bestreads

Discussion

Digital gardens are not about marketing/expressing opinion/prophesize etc. It is about nurturing our thoughts publicly and collectively. To discuss with me, there are two ways.

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Comments

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Policy

I don't seek publicity. If you find anything praiseworthy (I doubt you will), tell me privately. For commenting, these are the basic rules I believe not too much to abide by:

  1. Constructive Criticism.
  2. Adhere to the rules of arguments. To name a few:
    1. No personal attack (it's a fallacy)
    2. Other logical fallacies
    3. Avoid irrelevance.
  3. Be civil, please.

  1. Here, I'm using the word hermitage as a loose translation of the word Tapovan. ↩︎