Similar to resolutions, a new year is a good time to reflect on the things you have learned over the course of the year. I mean you can do this anytime, but January is just a convenient one. I never really saw the point of of screaming “Happy New Year!” when the ball dropped. Who cares, it just another invention of mankind to mark the passage of time. But hey, if it makes you do a little reflection, more power to ya.
What I’ve learned
- Writing novels is hard – but rewarding
- The same is true for having long-term romantic relationships
- Really, anything worth doing is going to be hard
- To do something well, you’ve got to care. Caring cannot be overrated
- I used to say Talent was overrated, now I’m backing down a little – it matters when you want to be the best in the world – chess, athletics, physics, but for most of life’s endevours, talent can be beaten by hard work and perserverance
- Everyone is irrational and swayed by emotions, but especially females.
- On that note – being attractive to women is a skill men can learn to get good at – but at what cost?
- Organic chemistry is freaking harrrd.
- There are now many viable ways for humanity to commit suicide – climate change, end of oil, biological agents, and of course nuclear war
- Staying busy is one of the best ways to keep from being lazy and unproductive.