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Today's theme is: Uncomfortable Comforts
We often fool ourselves & look away from our biases - because it's comfortable (in the moment). But when it comes back to bite us - that's when it gets tough to swallow.
As Richard Feynman (from yesterday) liked to say : The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.”
Here is some bitter sweet food for thought 👉🏻
Dickie (Founder, #Ship30for30) has this thread where he keeps adding his set of "inconvenient truths". PS : You might wanna take breaks when reading it :PIf you spent half as many hours taking action as you did optimizing your note-taking system, you would be in a better spot.You are smarter and have better ideas than many successful people. They are simply executing better than you.
"Signaling" is the indirect message we broadcast. Srinivasan Balaji (@balajis) is a respected angel investor. He says it's better to signal "value" then to signal "virtue" or "status".
Translated, it means it's better to give someone feedback or share learnings than doing a "humble brag" or posting a photo with your shiny new car.
This thread is a blatant reminder of how brutal making right choices is. Things can not go our way and even backfire despite our best intentions.
Do we really need the added burden or our biases & ignorance? You know the answer.Found a great Reddit thread: "What's a rule that was implemented somewhere that massively backfired?" Here are the best ones 🧵 1/ Alcohol bans at college football games led to increased intoxication problems because fans were getting really drunk before entering the stadium.2/ "English law in Wales set the death penalty for stealing a sheep. Welshmen caught stealing sheep would claim to be making love to them. They would get a lesser penalty for beastiality. The consequence of this is Welshmen gained a reputation as 'sheep shaggers'."3/ In Soviet Russia, steel producers were rewarded by the total weight output of the factory. This led to production of oversized and un-usable strips of steels. End users had no choice but to take the impractical strip sizes and machine them down, thus wasting steel.4/ In Athens (late 80s), the government tried to limit pollution by having odd-numbered and even-numbered license plates drive on alternating days. Result: everyone bought a second (shittier and with worse emission) car as their backup. Streets stayed clogged, pollution worse.
We hope this prompts you out of your comfort zone in some small way and if not, we will do it soon enough ;)
Cheers and see you soon 💫