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October 2nd: The most valuable asset
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
To be successful throughout your entire work life — which will likely span numerous jobs, multiple industries, and wholly different careers — it all comes down to exactly what Mukunda said: knowing yourself. And knowing yourself, in terms of achieving what you want in life, means being aware of your strengths.
— Peter Drucker, Management Challenges for the 21st century
Modern man lives under the illusion that he knows what he wants, while he actually wants what he is supposed to want.
~Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom
Indeed, in today's consumer society advertisers and the media dictate what people are supposed to want. Many people consume this programming greedily instead of stopping to question what will truly make them happy. After all, it is much easier to try to fit in with the majority than to question what the majority is doing.