99% of young people won't reach their potential & The first letter to the Constant Students
The podcast returns and the journey looks to begin a new chapter.
In addition to summarising the recent podcast return, I want to draw your attention, dear readers, to another important message.
I’m experimenting with this format for communicating the journey of The Constant Student Community, which is my central focus. Today I share a letter to all people connected to the Constant Student — it’s dense and a little long, but you’ll forgive me for getting quite a lot off my chest.
I welcome your feedback on this type of communication — because if we are able to realise the extent to our togetherness and mutually aligned interests, we can do far more together than on our own.
Most education focuses on giving you skills and knowledge, and then sending you away to implement it in your own pursuits. But another idea has been tugging at my sleeve for the past year — what about the opportunity to learn and contribute by gathering people to go on this journey together? To work towards a common, high-level aim?
‘The Doormen’ — May 2022 Letter to the First Constant Students
Summary of the letter
Updates — we are making changes to the Constant Student to make it more accessible, extend our impact, meet people where they’re at and accomodate the stages we’ve noticed in people’s creative development.
My contention is that there is a Da Vinci in all of us — examples and implications of this are discussed, as well as how it’s being squashed currently.
What do we all have in common? — life usually feels like a puzzle that we’re working away at on our own. How is it more true that we are all working on one piece on an overall puzzle, and can do that together? What does that look like, in practical terms?
I’m noticing it takes a long time — up to ten years — for people to really begin growing out of these limited ways of thinking. And that’s only for people who are actively and consciously interested in improving their lives — which is not most people. What if we could change that?
The podcast — ‘99% of young people won’t reach their potential… here’s why’
Here were the top three ideas discussed:
0:00 Is quality of life today good? Is it better than it was 100 years ago? How is that different to standards of living?
10:00 Is secular society missing the point?
42:32 How your beliefs around creativity impact your life?
Next up is an episode on Long-term high achievement, discussing Charlie Munger! (Scott, if you’re reading, I know you’re excited!)
See you next time, and remember…
The best way to open a Thousand Doors for you, is to concentrate on opening Doors for others.