Kevin Kelly shares wisdom on his 68th birthday. It’s wonderfully nonlinear and filled with recurring themes. It’s like reading a modern-day collection of proverbs.
It’s my birthday. I’m 68. I feel like pulling up a rocking chair and dispensing advice to the young ‘uns. Here are 68 pithy bits of unsolicited advice which I offer as my birthday present to all of you.
Learn how to learn from those you disagree with, or even offend you. See if you can find the truth in what they believe.
A worthy goal for a year is to learn enough about a subject so that you can’t believe how ignorant you were a year earlier.
Don’t take it personally when someone turns you down. Assume they are like you: busy, occupied, distracted. Try again later. It’s amazing how often a second try works.
Don’t say anything about someone in email you would not be comfortable saying to them directly, because eventually they will read it.