A person with extensive reading, extensive knowledge, and a deep understanding of the world is dimensionally crushed in front of his peers/competitors, because this is a downward compatibility and dimensionality reduction ability.
The old saying goes: "Diligence is like a seedling that springs up, but it doesn't increase, but it grows every day; drop out of school is like a stone for sharpening a knife, it doesn't see its damage, but it loses every day."
Life is long, only by learning all the time and email list protecting yourself, can you not be abandoned by the times.
In this process, we also need to be alert to external temptations and interference.
Most people will be impatient, pick up their mobile phones and swipe short videos to play games; they will also be annoyed and regret their own progress is too slow;
Because when you are doing these things, simple feedback such as short videos, games, etc. has a huge impact on action triggering, and the unknown and uncertainty of this reward essentially strengthens the dopamine circuit, causing us to keep turning on app, as the gambler keeps pulling the lever of the slot machine.
However, the path of learning and self-improvement is long, and the feedback is too long, which makes it easy for us to lose interest in learning and reading.
"Young people only know dopamine, middle-aged people understand endorphins" also reminds us that we should "plant trees" as soon as possible. When we realize our own problems, we should pursue high-quality dopamine and abandon cheap dopamine.
In general, it is difficult to improve yourself, but you must do it.
I would like to give you a sentence : "The road is long and long, but if you keep thinking about it, you will have memories."