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    Cool ToolsKevin Kelly10 min
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    • jwigdor1 year ago

      Many excellent and poignant reflections, I especially like “The purpose of a habit is to remove that action from self-negotiation. You no longer expend energy deciding whether to do it. You just do it.”

    • joanne1 year ago

      Loved all of these tidbits!

    • KapteinB
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      Many of these sound like good advice. Some I've heard before.

      Never get involved in a land war in Asia.

      This one pops up from time to time, and I'm never sure if the one offering advice means it literally or figuratively. If it's meant literally, it still sounds like good advice (see Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan (1979 and 2001), Iraq), but applies directly to only very few people. (It could also be meant literally, but specifically refer to the board game Risk, where conquering Asia gives you the highest reward, but is almost impossible to accomplish.)

      Figuratively however, it could just mean "don't get involved in a fight you cannot win", which is definitely good advice, but it would be more clear to just spell it out.

      More clear, but less funny, definitely.

      • justinzealand1 year ago

        I had the same question. Thanks for the thoughtful/informative post!

    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      There is a LOT of wisdom here. For those who hate lists and think click bait is low brow, this is proof that it isn’t. LOVED this!

    • Florian1 year ago

      Love it!!

      I’ve heard this one before and 100% believe in it:

      Show up. Keep showing up. Somebody successful said: 99% of success is just showing up.

    • bartadamley
      Top reader this weekScout
      1 year ago

      Kevin Kelly as always with some wisdom.

      Here are the quotes that stuck out to me.

      “Everyone is shy. Other people are waiting for you to introduce yourself to them, they are waiting for you to send them an email, they are waiting for you to ask them on a date. Go ahead.”

      “Friends are better than money. Almost anything money can do, friends can do better. In so many ways a friend with a boat is better than owning a boat.”

      *Comical but true. Excellent read, it would be dang near impossible to not find one of these bits of advice meaningful.

    • deephdave
      Top reader of all time
      1 year ago

      Great nuggets! Too tough to highlight any one.