How do you begin “hacking yourself?” My method is to push myself through a compiler (experiment on a premise that seems likely), record the results, and address trends (debug). This doesn’t sit well with a lot of people; most people want to believe that their actions aren’t the results of past experiences—they don’t want to think of themselves as a program with limited free will. Ironically, I’ve found that admitting that many of my troubles are due to obsolete programming—and then addressing them accordingly—seems to augment whatever free will I may or may not have. Also, with a bit of luck, perhaps one can save themselves the expense of gurus or therapists. Because in most cases, it seems that they aren’t being paid to tell you what you don’t already know; they’re being paid to fool/cajole/force you into confronting it.