18.

To anger journalists, don’t tell them their ideas are wrong—tell them they are outdated.

17.

We collectively normalize an addiction by calling it culture. We individually normalize an addiction by calling it habit.

16.

Walking is like meditation: once you stop trying, you get all the benefits.

15.

If you’re struggling to be stoic, you’re missing the point.

14.

If it’s created by nature, assume it’s perfect. If it’s created by humans, assume it’s flawed.

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Progress is made in private; profit is made in public.

12.

People don’t want a Ferrari; they want the life they think people with a Ferrari have.

11.

The news doesn’t portray, it propagates.

10.

People incapable of playing the money game play the status game.

9.

Appealing to the “scientific consensus” is the modern appeal to authority.

8.

The book genre “Self-Help” is just a lengthy introduction to philosophy; sometimes well written and helpful, but mostly unnecessary.

7.

The best aphorisms surprise the writer as much as the reader.

6.

I attended some lectures on quantum information theory, and it’s true what they say: any idiot can be intelligent.

5.

A successful life is not about optimizing your work-life balance, but about minimizing your work-life difference.

4.

Capitalism risks corruption, socialism ensures it.

3.

“Working hard” is the most popular virtue signal of our time.

2.

Focus on yourself, everything else is politics.

1.

If you don’t take your ideas seriously, nobody will.