Life, Figured Out

I noticed this article being applauded by various Silicon Valley indoctrinates.1 2 Perhaps unsurprisingly, it struck me as parochial. It is a muddling of cultural values and human nature.3

Remarkably, Mr. Stulberg has figured out the best way to live. He extols the virtues of living “unbalanced” life, in which you concentrate all of your available time and energy into something that excites you. However, he notes that developing “internal self-awareness” is critical to managing relentless pursuits.

Maybe the good life is not about trying to achieve some sort of illusory balance. Instead, maybe it’s about pursuing your interests fully, but with enough internal self-awareness to regularly evaluate what you’re not pursuing as a result — and make changes if necessary. Living in this manner trumps balance any day.

Hmm, this sounds like balance.


  1. Always alarming.↩︎

  2. Confirmation bias is a helluva drug.↩︎

  3. The usage of flow is a misappropriation.↩︎