Quote-unquote #42

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"As you become skilled in a task, its demand for energy diminishes. Studies of the brain have shown that the pattern of activity associated with an action changes as skill increases, with fewer brain regions involved. Talent has similar effects. Highly intelligent individuals need less effort to solve the same problems, as indicated by both pupil size and brain activity. A general “law of least effort” applies to cognitive as well as physical exertion. The law asserts that if there are several ways of achieving the same goal, people will eventually gravitate to the least demanding course of action. In the economy of action, effort is a cost, and the acquisition of skill is driven by the balance of benefits and costs. Laziness is built deep into our nature."
Daniel Kahneman.

"Fundamental Attribution Error
We tend to:
(1) Attribute someone else's actions to their character — and not to their situation or context.
(2) Attribute our actions to our situation and context—and not to our character.

We cut ourselves a break, but hold others accountable." Sahil Bloom.

"Finding meaning and purpose is not a 5-day spa retreat. It's a fucking hike through mud and shit with golf-ball-sized hail pelting you in the face. And you have to love it. You have to laugh about it. To show the world your gleaming bruises and scars and say, 'I stood for THIS.'"
Mark Manson.

"The quickest way to gauge the quality of your relationships is to make a positive change.

The people who are with you for the right reasons will behave the same but the people with you for the wrong reasons will quickly make themselves known."
Mark Manson.

"You don't have to be brilliant, only a little bit wiser than the other guys, on average, for a long, long time."
Charlie Munger.

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Vivek Arvind

Vivek Arvind

Santa Clara, CA