Health and wellness
Variation is what makes life worth living. Yet, look around, and you see we're removing variation from all areas of our lives. This is a call to bring it back.
Life's big themes
Optimism is a choice.
I fear not that we’ll destroy the world but that we create a fake world we prefer over the real one.
At the heart of modern marketing and consumerism is a simple, though well-hidden principle: Create the problem, sell the solution.
Things you can do once that will benefit you forever.
A summary of Paul Graham’s 200+ essays.
Making and selling
Instead of trying to wow them with your writing, wow them with the idea.
Why exercise sucks. Gyms do to exercise what schools do to learning. And the case for the "bodymath" (polymath of the body).
Thinking and decision-making
First you add, then realize that addition wasn’t optimal, so then you’ll reduce.
Anti-consumerism saves you money. But more importantly, it saves your thoughts, core values and life goals from outside influences.
For the past 3 years, I’ve been collecting marketing tips for personal reference. Here are the ones I come back to the most.
To find your meaning, invert conventional advice. Remove external desire until only internal desire remains.
If they claim to be intelligent, update your perception of their intelligence downwards.
Increase your default level of productivity.
What behaviour or tendency, that served us in the past, ceases to serve us in the modern world?
A list of ideas that have had a profound impact on how I view the world and make decisions.