Conventional Wisdom Can lead to Conventional Lives

Source: Farnham Street, Jun 2016

“Common wisdom,” insofar as it’s actually common, tends to reinforce cultural norms and values. If you want to lead a comfortable existence, that may work fine.

But it won’t create another Nassim Taleb, or another Steve Jobs, or anotherRichard Feynman. They, and many others, embraced what made them different.

… a more interesting and honorable life is led by those who are a bit uncompromising on the important values like integrity, self-education, and moral courage.



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