#004 Who You Know, Keys to Longevity, and The Right Amount of Naivety
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Ideas from me:
I. Who You Know
Life is "all about who you know" because trust is an attractive human characteristic. Being a kind person and easy collaborator will take you much farther than a good skillset alone.
II. Keys to Longevity
Don’t pressure yourself into making noise on the internet because you’re afraid of being forgotten.
Take your time & make something that will last longer than you will even if that means infrequent output.
Trends will get you there now, a unique and original feeling will last forever.
III. The Right Amount of Naivety
Everyone needs the right amount of naivety to believe that you can accomplish all of the things people tell you aren't possible and the right amount of grit to keep going when you face failure.
Quote from somebody else:
Everybody in their lives is really waiting for people to ask them questions, so that they can be truthful about who they are and how they became what they are.
— Marc Pachter
Favorite links this past week:
I was lazy about the Internet this week, but share with me some things you found! I’ll re-share the ones I like best in next week’s newsletter.
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My name is Alex Tan and this is my newsletter. I’m a maker & educator, I created MOUTHWASH with my friends, and I own way too many white sneakers. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram.
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