… based on the long term returns of the market, beware. Even if their forecast were true (it isn’t), no person can get the returns of the market unless he has infinite pockets and no uncle points. The are conflating ensemble probability and time probability. If the investor has to eventually red…
…ronment, projects became large, bloated, meticulously planned, long-running, with vague objectives. All the things we hate about modern mega-projects are actually features they adapted to survive the endless path through the bureaucracy.
Not only is it okay if I don’t remember the vast majority of what I read, that actually becomes my goal. I want to offload what I’ve learned as quickly as possible, so I can forget it as quickly as possible. I want my mind to be an empty vessel, a staging ground where ideas briefly stop in their journey from the outside world, to my second brain. This is what it looks like to be fully present, and to also reach my intellectual potential. To leave my mind free and clear for each new experience, while also building something that lasts.
The challenge is knowing which knowledge is worth acquiring. And then building a system to forward bits of it through time, to the future situation or problem or challenge where it is most applicable, and most needed.
…ng in conflict avoiding, so it always wants to take the easy path. If it lines up two, and it says, “I’m split between these two and one requires a lot more effort and a lot more pain,” that’s usually the correct choice. You’re just underweighting it because of the pain involved. I think that’s one tool that you can us…
… to avoid pain of memories from childhood, living in a world of likes and dislikes and preferences. The older I get, the more I want to just be open to the world the way it is, and less have strong preferences, a strong identity, and strong likes and dislikes. So my biggest challenge actually is just my past self.
…t with Ev Williams and some of his team over the summer when I was in SF for the Hacker Noon party. Shortly after I told them that I wanted to publish stories on my domains behind Medium’s Open Paywall. Their team said their the plan was to onboard my publications in Q1 2018. I made a marketing plan and have been playing the waiting game.