I thought that this quote from Paul Graham was super true:
One idea I have been playing around with in my head (mainly as I have been wandering around random cities in Asia) is this idea that there are very very few things in life that we really *have to do.* While this is a very simple idea, I think it is actually quite powerful in that…for a lot of my life…I was at least under the assumption that there were certain things that I *must* do in order to live a fulfilled life or whatever that means.
Another abstract, yet important idea that I have been thinking more about while traveling across the world has been the development of language. Specifically, how much friction in economic/social/political progress is there because of the lack of a universal language?
I landed in Xi’an the other day for my second ever solo international travel. If you do not know much about Xi,an, China, well, neither did I.
Though I am really excited about the podcast industry – and listens to dozens of hours of podcasts each and every week – I am struggling to figure out the social solution to this space.
One thing I have been doing more and more often is exposing myself to viewpoints that are the polar opposite of my existing beliefs. While challenging, and often a hit to my personal ego, I find this exercise to be immensely valuable for a number of reasons.
One trend I have been watching (somewhat) closely over the past 6-12 months has been the meteoric rise of e-sports onto the main-stage. While I am certainly no expert on the industry, nor am I an avid e-sports gamer myself, I am a big believer in the long term success of the genre.
I was watching this “inspirational Youtube video” the other day and took away an interesting message.
This may sound like a dumb/naive/foolish idea today (2018), but I think humans will build heaven soon enough. My friend and I were talking about this thought the other day…