Days 13-16: In terms of effects, the last few days were similar to the previous ones. People continued to make eye contact. I had a few vivid dreams.
I finished reading a 2nd biography of Alexander the Great and another book, The Ruler’s Guide. I highly recommend The Ruler’s Guide as it lays out the thinking and decision making of one of China’s greatest emperors. The foundation he set allowed his family dynasty to continue for 300+ years. He faced many of the same issues leaders face today and his philosophy for handling them is refreshing.
I also started reading the new Trump presidency book, Fear, and a biography of Napoleon. Contrasted to the other leaders I’ve read about, these two seem the most narcissistic. The new Trump book, uses interviews and facts to paint a the picture of a leader out of touch with his team, facts, and his country. Everything is viewed through the lens of, “How does this look for me?” Similarly, Napoleon, for all his military success and boldness, is blind to his wife’s affairs, other people’s ambitions, and the effects of never keeping his word.
I will continue to listen to the experimental version of Emperor for the remainder of the month. Afterwards, I will determine if I should switch to the regular version. In reading other journals, I see there is a common theme developing whereas users feel less bogged down by the regular version. I do not feel bogged down, but I would like to see an increase in my productivity and income.
For those interested in the effects on women, I continue to get more glances and stares from women. Overall, women are easier to talk to, but as I am not in this for the effects on those other than my wife, I am simply having pleasant interactions and injecting a bit of fun in my day as well as theirs. On another note, I have had less sex while listening to Emperor than prior to. Despite this lull, I have no desire for fapping. It’s as if its not even an option.
As the noticeable changes seem to be calming, I will only post updates that clearly reflect a shift in my thinking, acting, and or way of being.