Alex Lozovskiy
upxed January 17
Take all I write below with a grain of salt. I’m not your sensei, and for any opinion there may be exceptions.
Buying TV. There’s internet. Watch stuff on your computer if you have to. You’ll have hard time buying, carrying, installing and selling that device when you have to move. It occupies your room and your time.
Doing too much yoga. Yoga is just stretching with a fancy name, that is all. Nobody cares if you can Om for half an hour in one weird pose. If you need to satisfy your hunger for spirituality, simply meditate a bit and you’re good to go. And, seriously, don’t travel with those yoga teams somewhere to mountains or sea shores. That’s a waste of money and time. If you have to, go alone and enjoy solitude as much as needed.

對我在下面寫的所有東西都持保留態度,我不是你的老師,任何意見都可能有例外。
1、買電視
已經有互聯網了,如果有必要,你可以在電腦上查看一些東西,當你不得不搬家時,你很難買到、攜帶、安裝和出售電視這種東西,它還占據了你的房間和你的時間。
2、做太多的瑜伽
瑜伽只不過是一種有著花哨名字的伸展運動,僅此而已,沒有人在乎你能不能以一個奇怪的姿勢呆上半個小時。
如果你需要滿足你對靈性的渴望,只需要簡單地冥想一下,你就可以開始了。
還有,說真的,不要和那些瑜伽隊一起去山上或海邊旅行,那是浪費金錢和時間,如果有必要的話,獨自一人去享受獨處的樂趣。


Going to a gym to lift weights. I know, I know, being ripped is a plus. But for most people, the efforts don’t pay off, and never will. Too much time, too much money. What you get in return is a couple of approvals from family and friends, and that’s it. I mean, how many times did you see a ripped guy get laid by simply showing his abs and not doing anything else (unless at a drunk party)? In the mean time, sneaky and slim dudes get chicks by interacting with them. And be honest with yourself, the idea of getting opposite sex by having better muscles is what brings your lazy ass to the gym in 95% times of the cases, unless you’re a professional bodybuilder. Train in a park with bars and free equipment, or at least attend some fighting classes for basic self-defense. Parks are free. Martial arts increase your chances of surviving or running away in case of a fight. That’s all the physical training you need.

6、去健身房健身
我知道,我知道,有明顯肌肉線條的是個加分項,但是對于大多數人來說,這些努力不會得到回報,也永遠不會,浪費太多時間,浪費太多金錢,你得到的回報就是家人和朋友的認可,僅此而已。
我的意思是,有多少次你看到一個肌肉發達的人僅僅通過展示他的腹肌而不做任何其他事情 ( 除非是在一個喝醉的聚會上) 就能獲得異性青睞?與此同時,狡猾和干瘦的花花公子們通過互動來贏得機會。
對自己誠實一下,95% 的情況下,正是因為有了更強壯的肌肉,你才會變成異性——除非你是一個專業健美運動員。
在有酒吧和免費設備的公園里訓練,或者至少參加一些基本自衛的搏擊課程,公園是免費的,武術可以增加你在戰斗中生存或逃跑的機會,這就是你所需要的全部體能訓練。
看電視節目(即使是那些很棒的節目,比如《絕命毒師》或者類似的節目) ,除了吃飯的時間之外。你在家吃飯大約要花20分鐘。如果你上癮了,那么在這段時間里看看你想要什么,因為你在這段時間里什么也做不了。其他時候,請過你自己的生活。

Watching TV shows (even awesome ones, such as “Breaking Bad” or similar) at times other than meals. You spend around 20 minutes on dinner at home. If you have addiction, watch what you want during that time, since you can’t do anything else during that time. Other times, please, live your life instead.

7、在吃飯以外的時間看電視( 即便是很棒的節目,比如《Breaking Bad》或類似的節目)
你在家里吃飯的時間大約是20分鐘,如果你有癮,就在這段時間看你想看的東西,因為這段時間你不能做其他事情,其他時間,請改過自己的生活。



(For STEM people) Working on too many technical details when you just started learning new field. Just grasp the idea and that’s all. If you need the implementation of those ideas in any way as a part of some project, that’s when you dig in with full focus.
Ignoring your friends. You work all the time to have better life, you say? Friends are a part of good life. Enjoy seeing them when you can. Meet up when possible and spend time together. I’m talking about real friends, not co-workers or other neutral people that just happened to be in your life.
Too many computer games. Ain’t that obvious?

10、在STEM(科學、技術、工程和數學) 領域,當你開始學習新的領域,太看重細節
抓住要點就行了,如果你需要將這些想法作為某個項目的一部分予以實現,那才是你全身心投入的時候。
11、忽視你的朋友
你說你一直工作是為了過上更美好的生活?朋友,就是美好生活的一部分,盡情享受與他們一起的時光吧。
如果可能的話,見個面,花些時間在一起,我說的是真正的朋友,不是同事或者碰巧出現在你生活中的某些人。
12、玩兒太多電腦游戲
這不是很明顯嗎?

Ignoring various cuisines. When I said ‘don’t travel too much’ above, I didn’t mean ignoring different cultures when you got a chance. Move out of your culinary comfort zone. They opened new never-knew-about-that-country-stan restaurant in your hometown? Pay them a visit. And don’t order your typical menu known to locals just because they have it so their business didn’t die off at the very beginning.

13、忽略各種美食
我上面說過‘不要旅行太多’,但我并不是說明明有機會還忽略不同的文化,走出你的美食舒適區,有人在你家鄉新開了一家從來不知道那個國家的斯坦餐廳?去拜訪一下他們,而且不要因為他們有典型的菜單就點當地人都知道的菜,這樣他們的生意才不會在一開始就死掉。


Prioritizing narrow competence over fundamentals in education. Life is changing constantly. Technology changes, job market changes, economy changes, even people’s culture change fast. If you only learned specific skills but ignored learning to learn and think using the basic solid concepts, I don’t need your diploma, whether it’s from a small community college or from Harvard. sext educational institutions based on this criteria, not their official ranking.

15、學習教育上將狹隘的能力置于基本能力之上
生活是不斷變化的,技術在變化,就業市場在變化,經濟在變化,甚至人們的文化變化也很快,如果你只學習特定的技能,而忽略了學習和思考的基本概念,即使你有文憑也是無用,無論你從一個小社區學院還是哈佛大學畢業,根據這個標準選擇教育機構,而不是他們的官方排名。

Watching sports. Who cares about dudes you don’t know trying to fight over a single ball? Get a life, go play yourself. You may suck thousands time more than a disabled child at a particular sports game, but you’ll damn sure enjoy it! A mere exhausted loser gets more satisfaction from life than an arrogant observer.

16、觀看體育比賽
何必在乎一群你不認識的人為了一個球而戰 ?有自己的生活,自己去玩吧,某些體育賽事你可能會比一個殘疾孩子還爛,你但你肯定會享受它!一個精疲力盡的失敗者比一個傲慢的旁觀者更能從生活中得到滿足。

Being too stuck-up and inflexible. Fool around when you feel like it, even if you’re 50+. Life’s too short, and there will be nothing after you die. If you see a team playing your favorite sports outside, try to join them all of a sudden. If your girlfriend is turned on, find a bathroom or hidden bushes nearby, you won’t regret it. Feeling like playing with kids on a playground(yours or others)? Do it, don’t whine you’re too old for this. A little profanity when you’re enraged won’t hurt.

17、過于自矜和固執
想玩的時候就玩玩,哪怕你是50多歲的人,人生苦短,死了就啥都沒有了。
如果你在外面看到一支球隊在進行你喜歡的運動,試著加入他們,如果你的女朋友被激怒了,就在附近找個衛生間或者隱蔽的樹叢,你不會后悔的,想和孩子們在游樂場(你的或別人的)一起玩耍?去吧,不要抱怨自己太老了,不適合做這個,被激怒時說點臟話也無妨。

Visiting too many meetings or seeing people that don’t pass test for BS. They organize 3K runs at your campus, festivals in your neighborhood, seminars with some celebrity, charities to fight cancer for penguins living on Mars, etc? Ask yourself, why do you need it? Also, try to look at the depth of things. For instance, who organized that, what for? Does all the money the collect indeed goes to charity, or will that evaporate in unknown direction? All that works for them, but not necessarily for you. Stay home and read a book or sleep instead if you’re not sure it’s worth it. If you wanna socialize and/or become part of their scheme, then go for it, sure.

18、參加太多會議或者追隨那些胡說八道的人
他們在你的校園里組織3000米跑步,在你的社區舉辦節日,與一些名人舉辦研討會,為生活在火星上的企鵝搞抗癌慈善募捐?
問問你自己,你為什么需要它?另外深入的看問題,比如,是誰組織的,為了什么?收集到的錢是否真的全部用于慈善事業,還是莫名其妙的蒸發了? 這些對他們有用,但對你不一定有用,如果你不確定這是否值得,就呆在家里看書或睡覺吧,當然,如果你想社交和/或成為他們計劃的一部分,那就去做吧 。

Prioritizing potential money over what you enjoy when choosing career. I don’t believe that following your dream is for everyone, that’s too cliche. But the reasoning behind this advice is that you can’t know for sure whether disgust in working in a field you don’t like will be nullified by bigger money you’re gonna make in that field. You don’t know that for sure other than by experience which may or may not ruin your life. But if you stick with what you like, you will be definitely sure that at this current phase of life of yours you’re gonna enjoy what you chose to do. If you get disappointed later, that’s just another phase that you should accept before moving to what you like next. Keep living and adjusting your path according to your innate taste, no tragedy here. This way, you’ll be always living to the fullest. You couldn’t have known beforehand what you’re gonna be disappointed in before trying, so why curse yourself for it?

19、選擇職業時,優先考慮潛在的金錢,而不是你喜歡的東西
我不認為追逐夢想是每個人都能做到的,這太老套了,這個建議背后的理由是,你不能確定在一個你不喜歡的領域工作的厭惡感是否會被你在那個領域將要賺到的錢所抵消,除了經驗,你無法確定,而經驗可能會毀掉你的生活,也可能不會,你不能確定這一點。
但是如果你堅持做你喜歡的事情,你肯定會在你生命的這個階段享受你選擇做的事情,如果你后來感到失望,那只是另一個你應該接受的階段,然后再進入你喜歡的下一個階段,根據自己內在的品味繼續生活和調整自己的道路,就不會悲劇,這樣的話,你就會一直過得很充實,在嘗試之前,你不可能事先知道你會對什么感到失望,所以何苦為難自己 ?

Ignoring common sense and sticking with black-and-white agenda. Never be extreme in anything. I know our brains are wired in a way that loves extreme ideas, because they are easy, they are linear and compact. But they’re wrong most of the time. Work on reducing your mental laziness, look deeper, and you’ll see life is always closer to the middle of the spectrum in nearly anything, whether it’s politics, health practices, personal life, etc.

20、無視常識,堅持非黑即白
不要在任何事情上走極端,我知道我們的大腦在某種程度上喜歡極端的想法,因為它們很簡單,它們是線性的和緊湊的,但他們大多數時候都是錯的,努力減少你的精神懶惰,深入觀察,你會發現生活幾乎在任何事情上都更接近于中間狀態,無論是政治、健康還是個人生活等等。