First Principle Thinking
First-principles thinking clears the clutter of what we’ve told ourselves and allows us to rebuild from the ground up
A sensible guide to non-attachment
Don’t think about it is bad advice
When the urge comes to do the counterproductive thing, don’t resist. Instead, replace.
What you read is so crucial
If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts.
The stresses of an era can’t be wished away; the truest intellectual training could be how to stay calm, and keep thinking clearly, in the high-strung culture in which students need to make their lives.