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Poker and Pickup: Thinking Levels

As I've been immersing myself in poker, I've been overwhelmed by the parallels with pickup, in theory, practice, and in my experience as a student.

I'm not sure if this is pure coincidence, my mind trying to find a pattern where there's not one, or a genuine underlying pattern that probably extends to other areas of learning.

Pickup is the only other thing I can think of that I learned rapidly and by immersion. I made it my world for a year or two. As a result, I remember the learning process, whereas something like web development I can't really remember because I've been learning gradually.

Girls, Cars, and Alcohol

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I'm currently attempting to immerse myself in country music. Being born and raised in Texas, I feel it's only natural that I embrace my inner cowboy. And, with the possibility of going to school next year outside of Texas, I want to be able to answer "yes" to the question, "Do you ride your horse to school?"

I jokingly told a friend I'm going to be the next country music star, to which she replied, "All you have to do is sing about beer, tractors, and girls."

I laughed at first, but then I realized that the statement was surprisingly accurate. Ok yes, there are songs out there that aren't. But those stereotypes do have some degree of truth.

Then I thought about rap music, the genre I've mainly listened to throughout my life. It's practically the same: artists rap about girls, cars, and alcohol.

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