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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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...
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: ...
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...
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.
…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.
What you really want is freedom. Retirement = freedom from your money problems. There are 3 ways:
"A man has two lives. The second life begins when he realises that he has only one."
"All of men's problems arise because he cannot sit in a room for 30 minutes alone"
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...
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 ...
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...
… 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...
… is akin to a lion:
Not work hard from 9 to 5. Repetitive work is for machines.
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.
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, ...
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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