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The life you want

January 10, 2008

Everything starts with education. Everything.

That word, education, evokes a lot of feelings and memories in most people. Most people think back to their own education. They picture rows of desks containing kids with a teacher at the front of the room, lecturing or writing on a chalkboard. That’s not the education I’m talking about. That isn’t a foundation for anything, it’s a swamp that sucks one down.

Educate yourself. Learn to learn. Read. A lot.

Study people. Discover why they behave the way they do. Figure out how they manipulate you. Understand the incentives that drive the world. It helps you to understand the world.

Find out what you’re passionate about. Figure out the things you can do that no one else can. That’s where you’re most useful. Do something you love that helps make the world a better place. Be the change you want to see in others.

Give up television. Things things it gives you aren’t worth having and it takes from you a lot of things that are. You don’t need it and you’re better off without it.

Spend more time with those you love.  Have more fun.  You only get one shot, don’t leave any gas in the tank.