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Long Read: The Lesson to Unlearn
Paul Graham | 19 minutes
The most damaging thing you learned in school wasn't something you learned in any specific class. It was learning to get good grades.
When I was in college, a particularly earnest philosophy grad student once told me that he never cared what grade he got in a class, only what he learned in it. This stuck in my mind because it was the only time I ever heard anyone say such a thing.
The structure of our social media feeds blinds us to history, as it causes us to live in an endless cycle of ephemeral content consumption.
- David Perell, 50 Ideas That Changed My Life
Tell the world what you want.
Advertise your goals by painting a picture of your ideal future.
- David Perell, How to Maximize Serendipity