• "Cheat codes" for the game of life "Cheat codes" for the game of life


    "Please" and "Thank you" seem to make tasks easier sometimes

    Realizing that it doesn't matter what random strangers think of you.

    Fake being confident and eventually you will be. You'll be a fake and a phony but you will do well in life.

    Live beneath your means.

    Compound interest starting in your late teens and early 20s

    Stop worrying about what others think.

    **Do kindness, and do it often.** It feels awesome. Good things will happen.

    Once you unlock ‘not giving a f**k about other people’s thoughts’ you basically double your mana indefinitely.

    Drinking plenty of water and actually getting a good night's sleep does far more for your mental and physical health as well as cognitive function than you realize.

    Having rich parents.

    Being born attractive.

    Having good contacts

    Be honest so you never have to remember your lies

    Edit:typo, thks bro!


    Unfortunately, like cheat codes, they ruin the experience and it’s hard to appreciate life for what it is again.

    Learn how to identify patterns, since the majority of things in life follow patterns as well

    Don’t stress. We are all going to be dead one day

    Remember that it’s a brief and wonderful gift, and somehow simultaneously, that none of it matters. Both are true and can lead to a positive and detached approach to things.

    Get married and stay married. Statistically, it’s like winning the lottery from a financial and health perspective.

    You know those people you hang out with but don't really like and often drag you into their b******t against your will?

    Stop. F**k 'em. Every minute you spend with those emotional leeches is a minute you're not spending looking for someone who is a genuine joy to hang out with.

    The first million is the hardest to make, so always start with the second.

    The idea that in the big picture, nothing you do will matter and eventually the sun will destroy all trace of the human race so go do whatever you want in life.

    Playing work politics. Nearly all of my bosses got their position by brown-nosing and bullshitting because I find it incredibly hard to believe this level of incompetence I'm witnessing at my job was taught at a prestigious university.


    1. Determine your priorities for a happy life.
    2. Find a job that requires the least amount of input for the most output.

    If you want the new car every three years, nice house, eat out every day, the amount of input in your job will need to increase. But if you live a small modest life and learn to be frugal, you will realize you don’t need an expensive college education or stressful job to be happy.

    If you have no complaints about your food service/staff at a restaurant, ask to see the manager and pay a compliment and a "thank you" about the server/host/staff. Usually people want to see a manager to complain, and a compliment is nearly always welcome.

    I've gotten countless free drinks/appetizers/chips/% off my bill - all for just making a polite comment to management.

    Spend less than you earn
    Don’t set expectations too high
    Be grateful every day for what you have

    Enjoying yourself is the most important thing in life. And don't let anyone else tell you *how* to enjoy yourself. Nothing you do that makes you happy is "a waste of time".

    I once read something really profound that relates to this: No one has ever been on their death bed and said that they regretted not spending more time at work.

    Drink water and mind your business.....also invest early and often!

    Don't take anything personally. Literally nothing

    Realizing that the ideal of constant happiness is unattainable. The drive to be constantly happy is causing such misery. No one can be happy all the time, and it is unnatural to think we can be. Contented is OK. Melancholic at times is normal. Happiness, and joy especially, is a rare gift. Accepting that makes a person more resilient because expectations are more aligned with reality.


    Don’t put it down, put it away.
    Nobody likes clutter

    Compounding interest. Get started while you're really young.


    1. Common Sense. Every week I see examples of the pure lack of common sense in life. Companies pay a lot for people who can steady the ship and sort priorities based on common sense.

    2. Don't argue over every little thing. We live in such a polarised society and for the most part the answer is usually somewhere in the middle. The amount of people that are willing to die on the hill of something minor is ridiculous so pick your battles.




    Marcus Aurelius - meditations. He gave us the answers on how to live our lives 2000 years ago but we choose to ignore and continue to make the mistakes that our ancestors did.


    Befriend someone who owns a boat. Instantly upgrades your social status without the financial sinkhole

    Care. If you care about your work, your family, your friends, and put forth an honest effort to support them as well as you can, you almost always come out ahead.


    Showing up on time 

    So much of life is just being there.


    Dual income, no kids.


    It's only a problem if you make it a problem.