Manifesto

Still from the silent film Safety Last


This document contains my personal beliefs on how to live, constructed out of pieces of information from books I've read, people I've met, and experiences I've had. It's a way for me to remember who I am, and catch inconsistencies in how I respond to events in the world.

  • Do things you don't know how to do
  • See as much of the world as possible
  • Know your worth
  • Look outside your own world
  • Embrace naïvety
  • Don't waste time
  • Most people are too risk-averse: things in life are rarely as risky as they seem
  • Study your mistakes
  • A handful of truly close friends is better than a hundred acquaintances
  • Cultivate quality time with yourself, others, and your interests
  • Avoid social comparison
  • Go out of your way to be around smart, ambitious, interesting, talented people
  • Assume good intentions in people unless proven otherwise
  • Make more art
  • Be nice to strangers
  • Question the status quo
  • Talk less, do more