What You'll Wish You'd Know
January 3, 2018 7:23 AM Subscribe
Flying a glider is a good metaphor here. Because a glider doesn't have an engine, you can't fly into the wind without losing a lot of altitude. If you let yourself get far downwind of good places to land, your options narrow uncomfortably. As a rule you want to stay upwind. So I propose that as a replacement for "don't give up on your dreams." Stay upwind.
In an undelivered high school address, Paul Graham discusses what anyone can do to develop towards finding and pursuing a good future.