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Today, I am reading Learn To Love To Read section of the Wealth: How to get rich without getting lucky chapter from the book, The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness written by Author, Jack Butcher.

TL;DR! 💬

Getting rich is not just about luck; happiness is not just a trait we are born with. These aspirations may seem out of reach, but building wealth and being happy are skills we can learn.

So what are these skills, and how do we learn them? What are the principles that should guide our efforts? What does progress really look like?

The Book The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness is a collection of Naval’s wisdom and experience from the last ten years, shared as a curation of his most insightful interviews and poignant reflections.


Yesterday, I read Collect Mental Models section from the Wealth: How to get rich without getting lucky chapter.

Part I

Wealth: How to get rich without getting lucky

Learn To Love To Read

The genuine love for reading itself, when cultivated, is a superpower.

Read what you love until you love to read.

Reading a book isn’t a race—the better the book, the more slowly it should be absorbed.

“I don’t want to read everything. I just want to read the 100 great books over and over again.” - @illacertus

“As long as I have a book in my hand, I don’t feel like I’m wasting time.” —Charlie Munger

What can I do for the next sixty days to become a clearer, more independent thinker?

Read the greats in math, science, and philosophy. Ignore your contemporaries and news. Avoid tribal identification. Put truth above social approval.

Study logic and math because once you’ve mastered them, you won’t fear any book.

When you’re reading a book, and you’re confused, that confusion is similar to the pain you get in the gym when you’re working out. But you’re building mental muscles instead of physical muscles. Learn how to learn and read books.

The problem with saying “just read” is there is so much junk out there.

Key Takeaways

  • The best books to read are the ones you’re excited about reading all the time.

  • If they wrote the book to make money, don’t read it.

  • Study logic and math because once you’ve mastered them, you won’t fear any book.

  • When it comes to reading, make sure your foundation is very, very high quality.

    Summary

  • It’s not about “educated” vs “uneducated.” It’s about “likes to read” and “doesn’t like to read.”

  • The number of books completed is a vanity metric. As you know more, you leave more books unfinished. Focus on new concepts with predictive power.

  • You should be able to take any book down off the shelf and read it. A number of them are going to be too difficult for you. That’s okay—read them anyway. Then go back and reread them and reread them.

That’s it for today. Tomorrow, we will continue to read the same Learn To Love To Read section.

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