One of our biggest failings as humans is our inability to ignore small, unimportant decisions. Keyword: unimportant. I'm not referring to details that add up to something greater, like the tiny details that sum to make this computer a joy to use.

We would all be well-served by focusing on the high-order bits in our lives.

  • Creativity and Purpose over following the rules
  • Velocity over predictability
  • Reducing Consumption over recycling
  • Scalable Algorithms over optimal machine code
  • Eating less, Exercising more over antioxidants, carbohydrates, high-fructose corn syrup, etc.

I value the items on the right, but I value the items on the left more.