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

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… 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. 

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, etc.

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

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. 

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

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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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