"Experience is the comb that nature gives us after we are bald." – Belgian Proverb
Over long periods of time, building and betting can both be positive-sum games.
Learning is like climbing an infinite ladder.
We're conditioned to think of a single percentage point as an almost non-consequential gain. In conventional wisdom investing, 1% would be laughed at.
How long it takes to learn something is a better proxy for how valuable something is than how long it takes to do something.
It's comforting to think that hitting a certain target or achieving a definable milestone will bring us lasting comfort.
If you make $10,000 or $1,000,000 and spend 100% of it, the outcome is the same.