Dont Bullshit. Just Think.

My Heuristics for a Better Life

  1. Figure out things with your own reason and curiosity.
  2. Put others at the center of (your) attention.
  3. Value the future on a timescale longer than your own. (Richard Dawkins)
  4. Prefer meaningful experiences to expensive possessions.
  5. Put aside some time to rest and think. (Penn Jillette)
  6. Satisfice, don’t maximise.
  7. Feel sympathy rather than contempt.
  8. Don’t clutter.
  9. Don’t lie.
  10. Walk away from fruitless discussions.

These simple heuristics help me make decisions every day. They aren’t rules. They are guidelines to help me maintain happiness and save willpower.


Published October 13th, 2014 by Sebastian — All PostsImpressum