27 X 27: Twenty-Seven Lessons Over Twenty-Seven Years
Benjamin Franklin is attributed with the phrase, “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing”. My philosophy: why not try and do both?
A few days ago, my book 27 x 27 dropped. I wrote this book for a few different reasons. In part my goal was to share more of myself with anyone interested in reading. I believe that we are most attracted to transparency and the willingness to open up about ourselves. In the modern world, being transparent is a scarce commodity. We’re overly concerned with making ourselves look like celebrities in the eyes of our peers. We’re concerned with our public image. We only display the highlights of our lives and we try our absolute best to never display the difficult, emotional, or tumultuous times that really define us--the moments that actually build character.
My other goal was to leave something behind, just in case. I go a bit deeper into this in the first chapter of the book but for some strange reason, I had the idea that I would die in 2020. The logic behind it was nonsensical overall. I had no true reason to believe I could die, but it was a strange feeling. I had the belief that I’d either die in 2020 or become successful.
I figured that even if the chance of dying was unlikely, it wouldn’t hurt to write something that I could leave behind that could be valuable to others. Suddenly, 2020 actually came around and my fear suddenly began to feel more realistic as a certain virus that shall not be named and a variety of other strange challenges and issues surfaced.
With this in mind, I decided to just write.
I decided to write about 27 lessons that I learned during my 27 years on the planet that I
thought would be helpful. This book took me about 4 months to write, edit, and get published and I enjoyed the process of waking up early, heading to my local coffee spot and typing away for hours. It was therapeutic. And it helped me relive some old memories that were slightly suppressed or forgotten.
I don’t want to get too deep into the actual substance of the book in this short article--this is primarily to tease the article a bit and create curiosity. However, I will list the chapters below. Perhaps you’ll see a chapter or two that might be interesting.
Discipline is Vital
The Most Important Question You Can Ask
Always Strive to be One Percent Better
True Altruism is Secretive
Rest is Critical
There’s no Glory in Proving Your Intelligence
Attention is Currency
Life is a Series of Never-Ending Caves
If You Discover a Gap in Cognition, it’s Your Responsibility to Fill it
Women Won’t Solve Your Problems
Excessive Comparison Will Rob you of All Joy
The Obstacle is The Way
Fear is an Illusion
Solitude is Terrifying but Necessary
Time is the Ultimate Resource
Experience is Not Created from Age
Happiness is a Choice
Everything is Your Fault
Great Risk Leads to Great Accomplishment
Good and Bad Don’t Exist
Draw Conclusions Independent of Groupthink
Always Move Toward Your Destiny
Don’t Settle for a Reality You Didn’t Choose...But Be Realistic
Humans Are Social Animals. The Animals We Roam with Determine the Path we Walk
If you’re interested in buying the book, please use this link to purchase a copy. I’d absolutely appreciate the support and I’d love to hear your feedback and what you thought about the book!