I usually start an essay with a single idea. The seed is usually 1% of the entire piece, while the remaining 99% is my trying to fool everyone that what I am saying has something to do with the central idea. Being a charlatan, while a lot of fun, can also get exhausting, for both of us. So I am going to try something different. Aphorisms.
You know: Necessity is the mother of invention; Actions speak louder than words; His palms are sweaty knees weak arms are heavy there’s vomit on his sweater already mom’s spaghetti.
Given most people who write aphorisms (unless they are Eminem) sound like entitled pricks, I am going to double down, pimp my ride, and make this a listicle.
- If your passion has to be productized, your ideas scaled and your resourcefulness leveraged—your life is full of shit.
- Mind is time and vice versa.
- When life gives you lemons, the appropriate response is to cry.
- Exiting a WhatsApp group is the new heroism.
- Effective people focus on results.
- If idea #5 inspired you, you are an idiot.
- If you remove your shirt when you are losing a fight, you will win the fight.
- We find it easier to care for people we don’t know very well.
- Tradition is convincing people to do things they would have otherwise never done.
- Divorce is what’s holding most marriages together.