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Short Read: The Bus Ticket Theory of Genius
Paul Graham | 11 minutes
Everyone knows that to do great work you need both natural ability and determination. But there's a third ingredient that's not as well understood: an obsessive interest in a particular topic.
To explain this point I need to burn my reputation with some group of people, and I'm going to choose bus ticket collectors.
The most important decisions we make in our lives are rooted in an understanding of reality that is quickly shifting under our feet. Realizing this will help you make some of the most important decisions in your life: Where you live, what you work on, where you invest.
- Tomas Pueyo, Geography Is the Chessboard of History
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