No. 483 — July 31, 2022
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What Biology Enables, Culture Forbids
“From a biological perspective, nothing is unnatural. Whatever is possible is by definition also natural.”
My conversation with Andrew Wilkinson on building a business, lessons learned from losing millions, focusing on profits, finding happiness, raising kids with wealth, and so much more.
“Most successful people are just an anxiety disorder harnessed for productivity.”
Listen and Learn on FS (with show notes), Apple Podcasts, Spotify, watch on YouTube, or read the transcript.
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Marshall McLuhan on the future:
“We drive into the future using only our rear view mirror.”
Turn your future hindsight into your current foresight.
The longer the time frame for results, the less you need intensity and the more you need consistency.
Consistency isn’t simply willpower, which comes and goes. Consistency is doing it when you don’t feel like doing it.
If you want advantageous divergence, you have to do the things that matter on your best day and your worst day.
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Time → “In adolescence we spend the most time with our parents, siblings, and friends; as we enter adulthood we spend more time with our co-workers, partners, and children; and in our later years we spend an increasing amount of time alone.”
Misinformation → “Arrogance in what we believe now is precisely what creates confidence that we can accurately and productively root out misinformation.”
Sleep → Why you keep waking up at 3am and what to do about it.
Reading → We turned our popular article on reading into a short youtube video.
P.S. Bayesian probability for babies and for adults.