Dilettantes' Discussion

Alec: "The Robin Hood" of Life Advice

Alec: "The Robin Hood" of Life Advice

In this episode, the Dilettantes embrace their inner narcissism. Alec discusses his life advice that he stole from better people than himself and shares it with the listeners. Chris talks about himself.   1. Quit early (don't quit at mile 22, embrace the dip or quit). 2. Sunk cost fallacy (gift to yourself). 3. Happiness is a choice you make and a skill you work at. 4. Everyone worships. 5. The plateau isn't as great as you think it is. 6. You will get what you want as long as you help others get what they want. 7. Plant good seeds, don't worry about what will grow. 8. A man when he has done a good act does not call out for others to come and see, but he goes on to another act, just as a vine goes on to produce grapes in season. 9. I learned not to be led astray to sophistic emulation, nor to writing on speculative matters, nor to delivering little hortatory orations, nor to showing myself off as a man who practices much discipline, or does benevolent acts in order to make a display. 10. You'll worry less about what people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. -David Foster Wallace   David Foster Wallace Commencement Address

Duration: 52 min

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