The future world is reasonable chaos
Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
“The S.S. Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago. On 24 July 1915 the ship rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew were killed in what was to become the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes. … In 1915, the new federal Seaman’s Act had been passed because of the RMS Titanic disaster. This required retrofitting of a complete set of lifeboats on the Eastland as on many other passenger vessels. This additional weight, ironically, probably made the Eastland more dangerous and it worsened the already severe problem of being top heavy.” (source: Wikipedia)
One who sits between two chairs may easily fall down.
Wir müssen wieder zurück zu einer gekonnten Langsamkeit.
Why do we get stuck in this feeling of being right?
So this is one reason, a structural reason, why we get stuck inside this feeling of rightness. I call this error blindness. Most of the time, we don’t have any kind of internal cue to let us know that we’re wrong about something, until it’s too late. But there’s a second reason that we get stuck inside this feeling as well — and this one is cultural.
So by the time you are nine years old, you’ve already learned, first of all, that people who get stuff wrong are lazy, irresponsible dimwits — and second of all, that the way to succeed in life is to never make any mistakes.
Wisdom learned in the last 38 years: First, figure out what makes you happy. Then, do that as much as possible. Everything else is details.
It’s about redefining passion. Instead of working with a thing you love, think about how to work in a way you love.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Successful media endeavors of the near future will embrace experience, engagement, and conversation.
I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
There’s nothing quite as frightening as someone who knows they are right.
Avoid self doubt – You probably don’t even know what skills you need, so don’t worry about it. Start with what you already know.