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    @coffeeandjunk | Abhishek Chakraborty | 1/9/20 | 6 min
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    • Florian
      Top reader this weekReading streakScribe
      1 month ago

      10!! I was not going to read it because I judged the book (article) by its cover (title) and oh boy, am I glad I trusted the ranking. So many gems.

      It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.

      • jeff
        Top reader this weekScribe
        1 month ago

        Ha! I had the exact same initial reaction but thankfully ended up reading it because of your comment. Too much knee-jerk negativa.

    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScribe
      1 month ago

      This is NOT dull!

    • Raven1 month ago

      Simplicity at it’s finest. Nuff Said.

    • TripleG
      Reading streak
      1 month ago

      Great non self- help advice. Avoid bad things, wrong things, and negativity.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      We often get fooled by randomness, and get swayed by our own narratives and definitions. We fail to recognise the good when something bad isn’t happening. Learning by elimination doesn’t come naturally to us.

      Good One! (...er, recognizing a plethora of failingly bad ones) 🥴🙃😉

    • marius
      1 month ago

      Via Negativa is one of the most important mental models

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      6 months ago

      Nassim Nicholas Taleb defines Via Negativa as, “The principle that we know what is wrong with more clarity than what is right, and that knowledge grows by subtraction. Also, it is easier to know that something is wrong than to find the fix. Actions that remove are more robust than those that add because addition may have unseen, complicated feedback loops.”