The Paradox of Actionable Advice
Why the only stuff that's universal is terribly cliché
Most action-based advice is bad. It’s condescending. (Work hard!) And it’s frequently contradictory (Do whatever doesn’t feel like work!)
Fortunately, it’s not just me —a post I recently saw on Hacker News argued this very thing, making fun of the uselessness of truisms like “Be hard to compete with.” Some other favorites: Follow boring advice. Practice …
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