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: No boss, hierarchy, hierarchy, hierarchy, all the way down. That’s because information enables Gig economy (uber, Airbnb).
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All Negativity is not bad as research shows people:
Though issue arises when the mind only sees the negative.
The term for this is called Negativity Bias, Negative experiences have a greater effect on us than positives experiences this means we give more importance to the negative.
Meaning we have a tendency to highlight all the negatives things in our life even in reality they are insignificant.
Whenever you have a thought, an electrical charge is triggered, the two synapses grow together, rewiring the brain's circuitry making it easier for the thought to trigger.
This strengthens the brain to think of that thought again. That's not great for those who have been constantly thinking negative thoughts.
This allows one's brain to be rewired to have a more negative personality.
85 % of millionaires read at least two books per months.
So, as cliche as it sounds, people who read, succeed.
The biggest problem with reading is the starting point, actually starting to read - we buy tons on books for "later" and we never read them.
By physically scheduling a time and place for starting to read, you're setting an appoint to do so. And we tend to respect our appointments.
Thinking from first principles is not a new idea. It's actually the single most consistent factor among great thinkers.
For example, Aristotle believed that you could not possess true knowledge without first understanding the first principles. He thought that everything could be divided into categories and sub-categories (the smallest of them being the equivalent for first principles).
An empiricist is a person that believed all true knowledge is based and obtained through experience.
The process of seeking knowledge through experience and making use of reason to give it structure it how we can find the first principles of a subject.
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