Jacob's Pondering Notes

Last sync: 19th of April 2021.

A collection of quotes that made me think or that I still need to think about.

Jacob's Pondering Notes

“Luckily, Peddle preferred recluses on his team. “I had these three loners,” says Peddle. “The nice thing about having loners who are really smart working for you is they bust their ass working 24 hours a day.”

14 Apr 2021 at 9:44 pm
Commodore - A Company On The Edge
Bagnall, Brian

“Regis McKenna, a former Intel advertising executive, was responsible for Apple’s early advertising. “Regis hit on this great idea of making these two guys in the garage and how wonderful they were,” explains Peddle. “Mike Markkula and Regis McKenna created the Apple legend in a very careful, controlled, PR way.”

10 Apr 2021 at 10:37 pm
Commodore - A Company On The Edge
Bagnall, Brian

“High-tech companies need three players in order to succeed: a financier, a technology god, and a juggernaut with a Type A personality.”

20 Mar 2021 at 9:55 pm
Commodore - A Company On The Edge
Bagnall, Brian

“A standard of living is of the nature of habit. It is an habitual scale and method of responding to given stimuli. The difficulty in the way of receding from an accustomed standard is the difficulty of breaking a habit that has once been formed.”

10 Mar 2021 at 9:31 pm
The Theory of the Leisure Class (Oxford World’s Classics)
Thorstein Veblen

“Fake freedom is addictive: no matter how much you have, you always feel as though it’s not enough. Real freedom is repetitive, predictable, and sometimes dull.”

6 Mar 2021 at 8:44 pm
Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson

“The only true form of freedom, the only ethical form of freedom, is through self-limitation. It is not the privilege of choosing everything you want in your life, but rather, choosing what you will give up in your life.”

6 Mar 2021 at 8:40 pm
Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson

“People get stuck in the adolescent stage of values for similar reasons that they get stuck with childish values: trauma and/or neglect. Victims of bullying are a particularly notable example. A person who has been bullied in his younger years will move through the world with an assumed understanding that no one will ever like or respect him unconditionally, that all affection must be hard-won through a series of practiced conversation and canned actions. You must dress a certain way. You must speak a certain way. You must act a certain way—or else.
Some people become incredibly good at playing the bargaining game. They tend to be charming and charismatic and are naturally able to sense what other people want of them and to fill that role. This manipulation rarely fails them in any meaningful way, so they come to believe that this is simply how the whole world operates.”

31 Jan 2021 at 9:40 pm
Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson

“Equalization is present in every experience because the drive to equalize is emotion itself.”

12 Jan 2021 at 10:03 pm
Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson

“The Feeling Brain drives our Consciousness Car because, ultimately, we are moved to action only by emotion. That’s because action is emotion. Emotion is the biological hydraulic system that pushes our bodies into movement. Fear is not this magical thing your brain invents. No, it happens in our bodies. It’s the tightening of your stomach, the tensing of your muscles, the release of adrenaline, the overwhelming desire for space and emptiness around your body. While the Thinking Brain exists solely within the synaptic arrangements inside your skull, the Feeling Brain is the wisdom and stupidity of the entire body. Anger pushes your body to move. Anxiety pulls it into retreat. Joy lights up the facial muscles, while sadness attempts to shade your existence from view. Emotion inspires action, and action inspires emotion. The two are inseparable.
This leads to the simplest and most obvious answer to the timeless question, why don’t we do things we know we should do?
Because we don’t feel like it.
Every problem of self-control is not a problem of information or discipline or reason but, rather, of emotion.”

7 Jan 2021 at 9:57 pm
Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson

“When people prattle on about needing to find their “life’s purpose,” what they really mean is that it’s no longer clear to them what matters, what is a worthy use of their limited time here on earth—in short, what to hope for. They are struggling to see what the before/after of their lives should be.”

6 Jan 2021 at 10:10 pm
Everything Is F*cked
Mark Manson

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