A single missing word | Seth’s Blog


“Again”.

You can add it after any sentence related to your path of achievement and contribution.

“I haven’t finished the project”

“I didn’t learn to juggle”

“I didn’t make the sale”

AGAIN.

And along the way, “Yet” transforms “cannot” into “not”.

Again is not the result of brazen perseverance. This is what we gain with learning, insight and generosity.

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PS I just finished George Dyson’s last one, Analogy. It’s a mind-boggling tour de force, a far-reaching book that includes a heart-wrenching chronicle of the Native American genocide, riffs on Project Orion (a spaceship propelled by atomic bombs) as well as a three-hundred-year-old arc of the past and future of computers and our co-evolution with them. I could see that this book was the only thing studied in a semester, it has so many whirlwinds, currents and rich ideas. And don’t even get me started on the treehouse and the thirty foot kayak.

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