Resonant Thoughts: Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s “The Bed of Procrustes” (2010)

“Knowledge is subtractive, not additive—what we subtract (reduction by what does not work, what not to do), not what we add (what to do).”

“By setting oneself totally free of constraints, free of thoughts, free of this debilitating activity called work, free of efforts, elements hidden in the texture of reality start staring at you; then mysteries that you never thought existed emerge in front of your eyes.”

Nassim Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes, pp. 78, 112

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