I use this page to note down some of my quick random thoughts. It’s a total mess, and they’re often private notes that for some reason I share here publicly. This page is updated frequently.
I’d kill for a guaranteed & eternal 8% yield with zero volatility.
The best purchase is often the one we didn’t make.
Things that have never happened before happen all the time.
The most important part of every plan is planning on your plan not going according to plan.
Earlier-held beliefs are at an advantage simply because they were held earlier.
Children are always innocent.
School promotes herd mentality, and is detrimental to original thought.
A lot of the criticism against capitalism is actually criticism against corporatism (aka special interest groups bending rules in their favor).
If you go on a trip with someone, 80% of the pleasure will come from the quality of the conversation, not the luxuriousness of the hotel.
A short vacation often induces more stress than it relieves. The alpha is in staying somewhere for a month or longer.
More countries should shamelessly copy the policies that work well in Switzerland, Singapore, and the Netherlands. The world would be a better place.
Most stock picking is more a personal hobby for nerds, and less about outperforming.
Today’s memes are tomorrow’s reality.
The longer the email, the less likely it is to be read or replied to.
A Rolex isn’t a flex if it tells you your lunch break is over.
Most people would rather say something that is false but raises their status, than something that is true but lowers their status.
If you are a powerful man, don’t use your strength to dominate the weak, you should protect them instead.
Your ex is not a narcissist.
To stick to your values and principles, you must surround yourself with people who share them.
Your desire to get rid of suffering will only make it stronger.
If you’re going to roast people, target folks who are more respected than you, and aren’t already being mocked by others. Don’t be a coward who only goes after easy targets.
I don’t need anything fancy to be happy and I’d never pursue something serious with a girl who does.
Most people can’t tell an original Van Gogh painting from a $2000 copy. Wine experts repeatedly fail to differentiate the “better” wine during blind tests. This result replicated many times all over the world. Many things are just people trying to signal their status, to look sophisticated in the hopes of being loved and respected. Once you unplug from this nonsense, a more meaningful life may start.
Most showers are unnecessary, and only done to avoid feeling ashamed when going into work. If you’re free, you can shower just 3x a week and be just fine.
Money is like your life energy. And it can be converted into other people’s life energy. Debt is when you magically pull years’ worth of your future life energy into the present.
Identity is who you are, not what you have. Identity is what is left of you after everything that can be taken from you is taken from you.
If responsibility was as attractive as height, there’d be almost no abortions.
Even when you find the perfect partner, you won’t automatically be in a good relationship with them. A good relationship has to be built together through a lot of communication and tons of deliberate decisions.
Be open and vulnerable with people you meet. In fact, you should be able to share any aspect of yourself, with anyone, at any moment. This will attract the highest quality people in your life. If you can’t do that with certain people, they’re not the right match for you.
No tattoos is the new tattoos.
If you like to lay in bed after a big meal, lay on your left side. It’s more comfortable and helps with digestion.
Women don’t just want a man with money, they want a man who is on a mission, who is driven by a purpose. They’d much rather have a man who they have to get down to relax sometimes than one they have to get out of bed and do something.
Many mundane activities are highly therapeutic; doing the dishes, ironing clothes, cleaning the floor, walking to the grocery store. While doing errands, your mind wanders, and processes recent events and conversations, crystalizing them in your brain and feeding you new unexpected insights. Don’t outsource such asks even if you can afford to.