The trick is to be bored with a specific book, rather than the act of reading. Avoidance of boredom is the only worthy mode of action. — @nntaleb
A bubble starts when debt growth rate > income growth rate. Then equity markets extend the bubble (herding). Then reality sets in. h/t @RayDalio
The question of whether rapid credit/ debt growth is a good or bad thing hinges on (a) what that credit produces and (b) how/if the debt is repaid — @RayDalio
Gather lots of experience while it is cheap. Explore many things. The costs get higher as you get older.
Donald Trump is proof that determination is a better indicator of success than intelligence. H/t https://youtu.be/4WO5kJChg3w
Procreational sex has taught me that anything, ANYTHING, that everything is more fun without external pressures and motivations.
Early scripts of The Matrix had all the humans networked as CPUs for the machines, not batteries. Think about that as you enter your next CAPTCHA, or Google search, etc.
If you X, I am willing to Y – a good framework for getting to yes with someone OR saying no to a greedy request. h/t @tferris
Whenever you make a purchase or choice, ask yourself “Am I doing this remove a negative from my life?” If not… seriously reconsider #vianegativa @nntaleb
Satire is both angry and optimistic. It believes that once people’s attention to drawn to some evil, they will mend their ways.
Life is not a mountain climb. There is no summit. It is a swim. If you stop, anytime, you’ll begin to sink.
When someone calls you “smart”, it is not a compliment (ever). True amazement and admiration is felt, not heard.
Destruction is just one creative burst. Creation also a burst, but then sustained energies. Social media tends to lean toward destructive behaviors rather than positive ones. It is good at inciting; bad at sustaining. h/t @ericrweinstein
Life is short, opportunities are few, you only have so much energy to spend… when in doubt, the answer is usually no.
It is what people do to hide their weaknesses that makes them repugnant, not the weaknesses themselves. — @nntaleb
Greatness starts with the replacement of hate with polite disdain. Focus on your ambitions, not the trappings of others.