Truth, Perception

Truth, Perception

Our perception of what is true is informed (and limited by) our point of view.

The persistent irony in this concept is that we don't know what we don't know (and never will).

Paradoxically, acknowledging the fact we can't know everything puts us in a much more useful position for revealing our blindspots. 

"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.