An article that slaps you and makes you cheer up. Reflections of entrepreneur William, who has a thirst for knowledge and never stops there. We suggest you read this article, and then take and prove to the dude in practice that he is wrong.
“I’ll tell you what is not taught”.
The experience you get in real life goes far beyond our educational system. You can develop such skills only if you truly find yourself. When you put everything on the line or face the possibility of failure. These skills will only appear if you risk everything to do something really cool. The skills that you thought you already possess.
All I want to say is that in a game called life, you don’t have the slightest chance. Why?
1. You Lost a Little
You’re comfortable with your mediocrity, you don’t even want to try.
You prefer to talk about learning a new language instead of learning it. You will rather “sit out”, or maybe do a difficult job tomorrow. You hate your job, but you are not ready to look for a new one.
And while you’re sitting here with your hands folded and you don’t want to try, I’m collecting mistakes, testing myself, learning new things.
When I fail, I learn and change my path so that it always leads forward. It’s like the process of hardening metals: I go through fire and take shape. The shape of a sharp-edged sword that will chop you apart if you don’t put in more effort.
2. You Care About the Opinions of Others
And you adjust to it. Because you are afraid of how the world will see you.
You think so, because you judge others: supposedly other people should, in turn, judge you. You care more about your junk than the actions you have done.
As long as you spend money on new clothes, cars, expensive food and bar parties, I wonder about myself. And while you are trying to adapt to the world around you, I do so that the world adapts to me.
I will confidently cast aside all doubts and show the world my true self. I am immune to your opinions, I am surrounded by ideas; while you get used to the ordinary, I explore the extraordinary.
3. You Consider Yourself Smarter Than You Really Are
In fact, you have done the same things as the others. You have learned the same things they did and read the same things. But if you studied to pass the tests, do you think it made you smarter?
Knowledge is not about what you learn, but about how you live.
If necessary, I can take the tests. Will you be able to cope with the tasks that life sets before me? Tests that are rated not on a point scale or percentage, but on a single score: survival.
4. You Don’t Read
You only read what you have to, or nothing at all. You think history is boring and philosophy is dumb. You’d rather watch a TV show than discover something new for yourself than try to delve into the thoughts of another person in an attempt to better understand the world around you.
You refuse to admit that all the power of the world is hidden in the words of those who lived before us.
Everything you need can be found in a huge number of books, which are now more accessible than ever. You are not reading this article either. Most likely, those who read it already know all this. You can take a horse to a watering hole, but you cannot make it drink.
5. You Don’t Ask Questions
Because you get news from the state-controlled media that copy it from each other. Because you don’t take the trouble to ask yourself a simple question: “What if all this is a lie?” And admit the possibility that it is. The direct responsibility of the media is to distract you from the most important things.
I have a thirst for knowledge, no matter the topic.
While you are busy playing Angry Birds, I read about string theory and quantum mechanics.
Because I will look at my own arguments from different points of view and look for their vulnerability. To understand how you can argue with me.
I will understand both sides of the dispute, and if I take your side and start arguing for you, then the victory will be mine. Even if I just defeated you in this very dispute.
6. You Are Not Curious
You have no doubts about the authorities. And don’t ask yourself.
You do not understand the meaning of a correctly asked question, respectful disagreement and the ability to defend your opinion in front of someone who does not agree with you. You are not asking questions about reality – you are too busy surviving this monotony.
You need to structure your questions to this world.
7. You Are Not Curious
Admit the fact that you don’t really know anything. Perhaps you are already pissed off by this article. An article on the internet will not reimburse you for the time you wasted.
You live with your head up proudly, not interested in what is happening around you. Blissfully unaware of the reality that is so close to you that if you stick your tongue out, you will feel how “delicious” the truth is.
And then you will understand that the only thing that prevents you from doing really cool things is yourself.