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The modern Intellectual Athlete

The modern Intellectual Athlete

… is akin to a lion:

  • You train hard.
  • You sprint.
  • Then you rest.
  • You reassess and reflect.
  • Repeat.

Not work hard from 9 to 5. Repetitive work is for machines. 

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Peace is Happiness at Rest

Peace is Happiness at Rest

…and Happiness is Peace in motion.

You can't achieve peace by focusing on external problems, because those are infinite. You gain peace by focusing on internal problems, and giving up on those that are not important.

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Problems with Universal Basic Income

Problems with Universal Basic Income

  1. When you get people to vote themselves money, that is a slippery slope into socialism, and that one has its issues for those that paid attention to history.
  2. If I give you money, I made you a second-class dependent citizen. That makes them feel misera...

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The Trifecta of Life

The Trifecta of Life

All people want to be rich, healthy (which in modern times means being fit) and happy. Most people focus on being rich alone. But you don't want to be rich and live a life that is high-strung high-stress where you leave emotional wreckage behind ...

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Fame is a Liability

Fame is a Liability

Social media made us into individual celebrities. But being famous is a bad objective. You want to be rich and anonymous, not poor and famous.

Fame has a price, and it's not worth it.

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Specialization is for Insects

Specialization is for Insects

You have one life. We tend to define people by a few narrow identities, but humans are broader then that. 

We are creators, parents, partners etc. Putting people in boxes goes against human nature.

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Learning ≠ Memorization

Learning ≠ Memorization

The biggest mistake in learning is memorization. When living life you want to have a deep understanding of what you're doing and why you're doing it and how it works, from first-principles.

It's much more important to know the basics, the foundation really well, than really...

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3 Ways to Retire:

3 Ways to Retire:

What you really want is freedom. Retirement = freedom from your money problems. There are 3 ways:

  1. You keep your burn rate under your passive income (make your money work for you)
  2. You keep your burn rate to 0 (you become a monk)...

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Read for Understanding

Read for Understanding

Books read is a vanity metric, a signal for intellect, but a weak one. 

You should read books for understanding. If a book looses your interest, drop it. 

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Universal Basic Income (UBI)

Universal Basic Income (UBI)

the idea of the state providing a monthly pay-check to all citizens, is seen as the panacea for work displacement caused by automation. But it’s a non-solution to a non-problem.

Automation is not a problem. It has been happening from the dawn of time. But...

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AI’s Capabilities are Overblown

AI’s Capabilities are Overblown

People who talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI) automating programming have never written serious code. The AI performance is blown out of proportion, it won't achieve general level in our lifetime.

AI nowadays is about automating receptive tasks. There is nothing approaching gen...

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Life is a Single-Player Game

Life is a Single-Player Game

It's all going on in your head. Whatever you think you believe will very much shape your reality. The world reflects your own feelings back at you.

However, reality is neutral. Reality has no judgement, no right or wrong. You do. You interpret them. Hence w...

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Confucius

"A man has two lives. The second life begins when he realises that he has only one."

CONFUCIUS

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BLAISE PASCAL

"All of men's problems arise because he cannot sit in a room for 30 minutes alone"

BLAISE PASCAL

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The Economy of the Information Age

The Economy of the Information Age

People want freedom. But if someone has to tell you when to show up at work, how to behave, then you are not a free person. It's how things have been in the industrial age. 

The information age will reverse the industrial age: Most people will start working for themselves: ...

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The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

The question of meaning of life is more interesting that the answer. The answer basically is "because". 

We don't have a set meaning programmed, we are dynamic. Life is meant to be lived. And how you live yours is … personal.

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Infinite Leverage

Infinite Leverage

We used to think that our effort correlates linearly with our outcomes. The more effort we put in the greater the results. But now e live in an infinite leverage world, where your actions can be multiplied a thousand fold. By technology, good thought, good writing, writing code, ...

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Desire is a Contract

Desire is a Contract

Contracts are very powerful. We humans make contracts with others but we do make contracts with ourselves. Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.

But desire is the source of un-happiness. Do your best not to h...

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