Living better by learning
I blew $361.84 trying to game Robinhood’s free stock promotion.
Mr. Hazel. The name invokes terror into every incoming freshman. They’ve all heard rumors about his insane demands and harsh grading.
We all have techniques for making decisions: rules of thumb, procedures, heuristics, aphorisms, principles. But do you know what your principles are?
In the summer of 2015, I decided to learn photography. I didn’t know about lighting or composition or exposure. I didn’t even know what kind of photos I wanted to take. I took random snapshots of bridges, of buildings, of random knick-knacks in my house. There was no learning, just me pressing the shutter button.
The past few weeks I’ve felt like an unproductive sack of shit. I stare at my to-do list and open reddit instead. I feel bad about it so I check my phone and scroll through Facebook. Now I feel worse. Rinse, repeat.
I’m home from work but can’t relax. My head is all over the place.