About mettā

I'm Myron, mettā maker and knowledge curator

As the philosopher Ernest Becker says, the main reason that knowledge is in a state of overproduction is that useful ideas get buried under a sea of competitive voices, their insignificant aspects magnified out of proportion at various angles while the most important and transformative ideas are lost to the sands of time.


Mettā started out as a way to capture the best ideas—ideas of time, ideas without borders.

Framed as mettā bhavana-esque suttas, mettā cards are meant to be simple, bite-sized, actionable reminders that you can use to break out of old ways of thinking. They've helped me find purpose again when the world looked rather bleak. I hope they can make a difference in you life as well.

Why Twitter?

All posts at mettā are Twitterised, with postings and discourse taking place on that platform first and catalogued (more meaningfully) on this website later. Despite all its flaws, Twitter is a vast storehouse of modern-day wisdom and essential ideas. Essential ideas that I have carefully bookmarked over the years and form the references, footnotes, and other marginalia over here.

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