ccording to my friends, the number of books that I read is quite insane. I typically read 2-7 books a week. I’ve read ~50 books in 2017, ~100 books in 2019, and ~150 books in 2020. My reading speed accelerates each year as I get better in the art of reading. I anticipate that I will read well over 250 books by the end of 2021
Sometimes I wish I could stay in bed all day; binge watch the latest Netflix series, devour a tub of oreo-flavoured Häagen-Dazs, or just admire the stubbles on my ceiling wall – anything to protest my drive to be “productive”. I feel a sense of emptiness when I give in to temptation – as if …
As the common saying goes: “if you do not use it- you will lose it”. The same sense applies in all the ways that you’ve distanced your body from nature. If you do not expose yourself to perceivably life-threatening situations, then your body loses its ability to process stress productively. If you do not expose yourself to the cold, your body loses its ability to rapidly generate heat. And if you do not expose your body to hunger, then it loses the ability to process your fat storage into energy. Thus, chronic anxiety, poor immune health, and obesity plague first-world economies.
At this point, I entered into business with something to prove. I needed to convince myself that I was worth something, that I could produce value for this world, and that I had what it took to run a successful business. I wanted to look my fears, doubts, and insecurities in the eyes and tell them to fuck off.