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Mental Models

In this article, I will explain what mental models actually are, why they are important, why just knowing these mental models is not going to make you smarter, and finally conclude wi...

Learned Helplessness

Martin Seligman famously conducted experiments on dogs where he was able to induce “learned helplessness” in the dogs via electric shocks.

Always be writing

TL;DR: Always be writing, if possible everyday, and if possible on the internet for everyone to read.Writing is a valuable skill worth cultivating. It helps you think better, opens up...

Strive to choose rationality

One of the most basic assumptions in economics is that people make rational decisions. I don’t know if economists are studying people from a different planet, but the assumption of th...

Deliberate Practice: A Guide

Malcom Gladwell popularized the 10,000 hours rule in his famous book Outliers: The Story of Success. The gist of the ten thousand hours rule is that if you want to become a world-clas...

Not smart, but smarter

When I was young, I wanted to grow up and be successful. I mistook being rich to being successful and so I was trying to see how rich people got rich. I found out that some people got...

Your mind as a garden

An useful and interesting mental model to have about your mind is to think of it as a garden where you spend your entire life in.