“You ought to be preparing yourself…to hear truths, which no inflexibility will be able to withstand,” James Madison once wrote to Thomas Jefferson.
Yet here we are–apparently all the cool productive people are doing it.
“Conservation of energy. Never stand up when you can sit down, and never sit down when you can lie down.”
“Why did you say that? Was it because it needed to be said, or because you just wanted to be part of the conversation?”
Today, I am 28. Officially, late twenties. Now, what?
Who do you spend time with? How do they make you who you are?
I’m writing this article right now in a 4×4’ storm shelter, waiting for a tornado to pass.
While you’re in college, it feels like the most important thing in the world. As soon as you leave college, it’s almost as if it never happened. No one asks about it, no one cares what classes you took or grades you got. They care about what you bring to the table–that’s it.
“Reading quickly is often, in a margin-relevant way, close to not reading much at all.”
Find solace in self-control, rather than some brief satisfaction in abandoning it.