Kevin Kelly’s wisdom broke the internet

The forever optimist continues to gift his timely wisdom on his birthday. It’s a tradition that’s become a modern, once-a-year Tolstoy Calendar of Wisdom.

Here’s a few of our favorites from this year:

Ask anyone you admire: Their lucky breaks happened on a detour from their main goal. So embrace detours. Life is not a straight line for anyone.

Your best job will be one that you were unqualified for because it stretches you. In fact only apply to jobs you are unqualified for.

For a great payoff be especially curious about the things you are not interested in.

The Technium,, Kevin Kelly

Read the list in full here.

That last one though. We’re typically told to follow our interests, our natural curiosities. How does one become curious about a subject they care little for?

One approach could be finding someone who is manically obsessed with the subject and have a conversation with them. Say you hate trigonometry. Maybe you approach the best trigonometry professor in your area and straight up ask them, Why is trigonometry so interesting?

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