Learn technical things when you're young

  • Certain careers are much easier to pick up young. Usually technical subjects (programming, math, physics)
  • Some can be done at older ages (teaching, leading, writing etc)
  • start upwind (cf Paul graham)
  • programmers can become managers, vice versa doesn't really happen (tho - does this mean managing is more fun?)

Aka don't do community building

Update @October 7, 2022

  • Also, get feedback when you’re young. AKA don’t do technical AI Safety research