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You have less time than you think

Hello, my fellow nerds,


I apologize for not providing long-form newsletters these past few weeks. I've been travelling a lot these days, and jetlag has beaten the crap out of me like I owe it money. I will get back to my long-form content next week.

But enough of me whining.

I wanted to shoot you, my fellow nerds, a simple reminder.

And I bring this reminder up because I was speaking to a younger co-worker and gave him some unsolicited Uncle Bulcha advice. And he was greatly appreciative of it. So I decided to share the same advice with you.

Which is:

You don't have as much time in your life as you think you have. So whatever it is you want to do, go out and do it as soon as possible.

You would get this idea if you watched my video How to be comfortable being single. But it's worth another reminder.

And this is what I was telling my co-worker.

Life will go by so fast, and it's our responsibility to complete the things we want to be done as soon as possible.

Since things take time to build up, we can't wait, thinking we have all the time in the world. You will never know when you will meet your wife, have kids, and when life will kick you in the balls and make things difficult.

There are so many things that can change your life.

And when you accept that, you need to start chasing whatever it is you want in life, like travelling to your dream places, building a great social life, and taking a hobby more seriously.

We can't live in our heads and plan our future.

We need to take action today for whatever it is we want.

This advice has been echoed for centuries.

Even Seneca mentions this advice to a friend in a letter he wrote close to 2,000 years ago:

'We need to bestir ourselves; life will leave us behind unless we make haste; the days are fleeting by, carried away at a gallop, carrying us with them; we fail to realize the pace at which we are being swept along; here we are making comprehensive plans for the future and generally behaving as if we had all the leisure in the world when there are precipices all around us.' - Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

I'm 33 right now.

And I remember being an 18-year-old dork, thinking I had all the time in the world to do what I wanted. And unfortunately, I wasted the years when I had the least commitments.

So learn from my mistake, remember Seneca's words, and start living your life today. Then when life passes you by, you can say wholeheartedly that you are keeping up.

Until next time,


The Charismatic Nerd


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