Thought, Said, Heard

Thought, Said, Heard

When something becomes pervasive it's no longer thought of as technology.

One example - language itself.

When we try to communicate something, resonance depends solely on the listeners ability to decode whatever it is we're saying.

Words are not the thing being communicated, they are merely an attempt to map to the thing being communicated.

What feels like a coherent thought to us has to then go through the filter of our speech and vocabulary, then through the ears and mind of the listener.

Just because you said it, doesn't mean they heard it.

"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.

We are present when we can experience reality without being consumed by what has already been or what might be.

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.