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Random Gifts

I woke up and stumbled to the front door to check for packages. I wasn't really expecting one, but you can never be too sure. To my surprise there was a small brown box waiting on the doorstep for me. What had I ordered? I couldn't remember. I walked back inside and tore the package open.

Inside was a book and a board game. Not just any book and board game, though - they were abominations thrust in in front of my virgin eyes. The game was called A Hot Affair and the book was Penthouse: Naughty by Nature: Female Readers' Sexy Letters to Penthouse. Confused, I check the shipping address. Sure enough they weren't meant for me.

They were my neighbor's.

Antifragile Reflections: Part 2 (real world applications)

On The 4 Hour Struggle

In Part 1, I discussed the importance of incentives as explained in the book.

Today, I will highlight some key concepts from the book and how I have applied them to my life.

Data and Noise

"A very rarely discussed property of data: it is toxic in large quantities—even in moderate quantities."

Reading the newspaper everyday? You could be spending your time better. Why is the newspaper the exact same size (give or take a page or two) every day? On some days, more news happens than others, so a newspaper should reflect that. Somedays it could only be 1 page and others upwards of 100 pages.

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