Say Goodbye to Embarrassment (Aaron Swartz: The Weblog)

Aaron Swartz has decided to turn off another emotion: “Turning off an emotion is always a tough decision. I remember how a couple years ago I decided to say goodbye to anger. Sure, anger has its bright moments — you haven’t really lived until you’ve known that special joy of hurling a chair across the room — but it’s also quite time-consuming. Every time someone comes up and hits you, you have to run around chasing after them.” He is well on his way to becoming a highly efficient human being. Now if we could just get rid of self-doubt.