bekishore + cost   94

Someone posts "I am in my late 20s, and feel I have wasted a lot of time. Is it too late?" online. A 47 year old guy replies. : GetMotivated
"Life Advice: I am in my late 20s, and feel I have wasted a lot of time. Is it too late?" (source)
Too late for what?
If you slept through your 26th birthday, it's too late for you to experience that. It's too late for you to watch "LOST" in its premiere broadcast. (Though, honestly, you didn't miss much.) It's too late for you to fight in the Vietnam War. It's too late for you to go through puberty or attend nursery school. It's too late for you to learn a second language as proficiently as a native speaker. It's probably too late for you to be breastfed.
It's not too late for you to fall in love.
It's not too late for you to have kids.
It's not too late for you to embark on an exciting career or series of careers.
It's not too late for you to read the complete works of Shakespeare; learn how to program computers; learn to dance; travel around the world; go to therapy; become an accomplished cook; sky dive; develop an appreciation for jazz; write a novel; get an advanced degree; save for your old age; read "In Search of Lost Time"; become a Christian, then an atheist, then a Scientologist; break a few bones; learn how to fix a toilet; develop a six-pack ...
Honestly, I'm 47, and I'll say this to you, whippersnapper: you're a fucking kid, so get over yourself. I'm a fucking kid, too. I'm almost twice your age, and I'm just getting started! My dad is in his 80s, and he wrote two books last year.
You don't get to use age as an excuse. Get off your ass!
Also, learn about what economists call "sunk costs." If I give someone $100 on Monday, and he spends $50 on candy, he'll probably regret that purchase on Tuesday. In a way, he'll still think of himself as a guy with $100—half of which is wasted.
What he really is is a guy with $50, just as he would be if I'd handed him a fifty-dollar bill. A sunk cost from yesterday should not be part of today's equation. What he should be thinking is this: "What should I do with my $50?"
What you are isn't a person who has wasted 27 years. You are a person who has X number of years ahead of you. What are you going to do with them?
advice  sunk  cost  costs  daily  kiv  time  management  future  past  present  gift  cool  weekly  regularly  monthly  yearly 
january 2014 by bekishore
« earlier      
per page:    204080120160

related tags

000  99.99  130k  2014-05-09  2017-02-06  2017-02-07  2017-02-08  2017-02-09  2017-02-10  2017-03-17  2017-03-18  2017-03-19  2017-04-19  2017-04-20  2017-04-21  2017-04-22  2017-04-24  2017-04-25  2017-04-26  2017-04-27  2017-04-28  2017-04-29  2017-06-11  2017-06-12  2017-06-23  2017-06-25  2017-06-27  2017-06-29  2017-07-01  2017-07-03  2017-07-11  2017-07-13  2017-07-15  2017-08-17  2017-08-19  2017-08-22  2017-08-24  2017-08-26  2017-08-28  2017-09-25  2017-09-27  2017-09-29  2017-10-05  2017-10-07  2017-10-09  2018-05-05  2018-05-22  2018-05-24  2018-05-31  2018-08-15  acpu  addy  advice  allocation  Altmas  amazon  american  ampu  anxiety  app  apple  architect  architecture  arpu  article  attention  austria  average  aware  bbc  being  ben  benefit  benzene  best  bias  bolognese  book  campus  candy  care  center  children  china  cities  citizenship  city  clang  coke  complete  complexity  conflict  consistency  consultant  continuous  cool  cost  costing  costly  costs  culture  customer  daily  database  david  debt  decision  decisions  delivery  depression  design  developer  developers  development  doer  dream  drive  economy  education  efficiency  elon  email  emergencies  emergency  employee  engineer  engineers  environment  essay  estimate  expense  expenses  expensive  experiment  experiments  extra  facebook  falling  farewell  feature  features  fee  financial  food  free  freight  future  gangnam  gb  gerson  gift  gigabyte  github  goldhill  google  guide  gupta  hand  happiness  happy  hard  harford  health  healthcare  healthy  hidden  hiddleston  high  hiring  honest  honesty  hosting  house  housing  how  howto  hr  human  image  immigration  impact  income  infants  influence  influencer  infographic  infra  infrastructure  inspiration  integration  interesting  inventory  ipad  iphone  Jack  japan  javascript  join  js  judge  kapil  kettle  kiv  knowledge  large  leanessay  lie  life  lifestyle  light  list  living  luxury  management  manson  maps  margin  mark  mary  microsoft  milestone  mindfulness  mistake  mmm  model  money  monopoly  monthly  mouth  musk  noise  nokia  not  of  oil  oops  opportunity  osmani  outage  ownership  passport  past  PCM  pdf  per  performance  phone  planned  poison  poor  popendieck  poverty  power  present  price  prime  profit  profitability  programming  promise  proxies  proxy  quality  randomizer  real  recipe  reduction  reference  regret  regularly  reject  rejection  revenue  s  sad  salary  samsung  SAP  schwartz  secret  self  service  sharing  shipping  shopping  signal  simplicity  site  slogan  small  smart  social  soda  software  speed  stratechery  stress  success  sunk  support  surprise  survival  switching  talent  talking  tax  tco  tech  technical  telecomm  tesla  therapy  thinking  thompson  tim  time  to  tom  tool  total  touchscreen  trap  travel  true  truth  tsa  turnover  twice  ultimate  uncertainty  unsubscribe  useful  user  utility  value  video  village  web  weekly  why  work  wow  wrong  wrongdoers  yearly  youtube 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: