What Interest Me This Week

NFT wine

Half a year back I was ahead of the market in thinking about investing in wine via NFT. Now the market is starting to catch up.

There now exist one commercial solution (that I know of). It's worth paying attention to without getting the feet wet first.

I have mixed feelings about NFT living on Ethereum, simply because that forces me to time a purchase in low-gas season. But if it's a substantial long term holding, then security matters and nothing beats Ethereum yet.

The other factor is I know next to nothing about picking wine. They could have been selling me low-grade wine and I wouldn't know any better.

Ernest Becker

Denial of Death continues to be impactful. I'm about 60% through and here are some bombs that's worth further unpacking.

When you confuse personal love and cosmic heroism you are bound to fail in both spheres. The impossibility of the heroism undermines the love, even if it is real.

Another random pick.

How can one justify his own heroism? He would have to be as God. Now we see even further how guilt is inevitable for man: even as a creator he is a creature overwhelmed by the creative process itself. The more you develop as a distinctive free and critical human being, the more guilt you have. Your very work accuses you; it makes you feel inferior. What right do you have to play God? Especially if your work is great, absolutely new and different. The work of art is the artist’s attempt to justify his heroism objectively, in the concrete creation.