What made me start this?
Well, I like to read. A lot. And when I read, I have this habit of taking METICULOUS notes. The only problem is that these notes become scattered all over my hard drive, my Dropbox, and my floor. So I created this website to serve as a public hub of these notes and other awesome ideas that spawn as a result of my excessive knowledge accumulation.
I’m a firm believer in self-education. As I’m writing this, I’m halfway through a year-long break from university, yet I’ve learned far more in the past 6 months than I did during two years of university. Unless you want to become a doctor, a lawyer, or some other profession that absolutely requires a formal degree, there’s no reason to go $50-100k in debt to get an education that you could’ve gotten cheaper, better, and more efficiently elsewhere.
But I became a voracious reader even before I had read about the self-education movement or about the widespread backlash against the formal education establishment. The quote that inspired me to embark on this rigorous self-education, and continues to inspire me to this day, is a famous quote by Benjamin Franklin:
“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
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