This post will be a deviation from my series on Charlie Munger’s Cognitive Biases & Integral Theory in Finance.
As Americans we consume. We consume as if our life depends on it. When I say consume I’m sure you’re thinking, buying things on amazon.com or dining out. This isn’t what I’m talking about. I’m talking all consumption. Listening to music, podcasts, buy materials, education, learning, and anything where you are getting new input.
SHUT ALL THAT SHIT OFF and just sit in silence for 5 mins. Watch how fast those thoughts speed through your mind. See if you can shut it off. I doubt you can. Why? Because you consume and you can’t stop.
The dialect of my generation is consumption with purpose. “Spend money on experiences. Spend money on things that will save you time. Spend money on education & learning, or just download free podcasts.” CONSUME!
Stop consuming. Let the mind relax. Let your mind f&^king dream again. Explore your thoughts without hearing Entrepreneur on Fire in the background. Shut off the F&^king podcast. Start Dreaming again.