Follow Forward: An Alternative to Following Back

Follow the people you’re interested in, not the people who promise to follow you back as a reward for feigning interest. Following back is reactive. It says “I’ll follow you if you follow me” or “I’ll give you my attention if you give me your attention.” As an alternative to following back, I offer the… Continue reading Follow Forward: An Alternative to Following Back

Not too much, Not too little

The first challenge is to see the value of an idea without romanticizing away its limitations. The second challenge is to see the limitations of an idea without losing the ability to make constructive use of its value. Most fallacies are not the result of placing faith in bad ideas, but in making too much or… Continue reading Not too much, Not too little

To Be Impressed is Impressive

Being impressed is an art form. It is not a passive phenomenon universally experienced by everyone who stands in the presence of genius; it is an aesthetic experience that can only be achieved through relentless dedication. It takes concentration and effort to be the kind of person who maintains their capacity to be inspired by the… Continue reading To Be Impressed is Impressive