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Father time is undefeated

I love the phrase “What got you here won’t get you there” because it’s a lesson that is never taught in school.

In school, you’re trying to fit in. When you get out into the real world, you realize that success comes when you don’t fit in. It’s when you stand out and excel. It’s a hard lesson to learn and many never learn it.

A lot of things in life change over time and those who adapt and adjust tend to excel.

How The Money Game Changes With Time [Banker on Fire] – “Spend less than you make, invest the difference, let your investments compound for as long as possible. That being said, you still need to calibrate your approach. The strategies that work when you are twenty-five no longer apply when you are nearing retirement – and vice versa. In today’s post, let’s explore how the money game changes as you go through the various stages of life.”

No, It’s Not Just You: Why time “speeds up” as we get older [Harvard] – “How a clock measures time and how you perceive it are quite different. As we grow older, it can often feel like time goes by faster and faster. This speeding up of subjective time with age is well documented by psychologists, but there is no consensus on the cause. In a paper published this month, Professor Adrian Bejan presents an argument based on the physics of neural signal processing. He hypothesizes that, over time, the rate at which we process visual information slows down, and this is what makes time ‘speed up’ as we grow older.” Here’s the longer article published on Cambridge University Press but the post on the Harvard site gives a good summary. Interesting theory.

If we are simply dropping frames, maybe we should use those frames better!

How To Learn Stuff Quickly {Josh W. Comeau] – “Learning how to learn effectively is super important, especially as a software developer; learning new things is practically the whole gig! If you can learn to quickly pick up new languages/frameworks/tools, you’ll be able to be way more productive than the average developer. It’s sort of a superpower. In this blog post, I’ll share what I’ve learned about learning, and show you how I pick up new skills lickety-split!”

I like articles about learning because it’s a meta-skill – get better at getting better at stuff will result in being better at stuff faster! 🙂

All joking aside, it’s a good article, check it out.