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LTAMYM Podcast – Episode 1: On Accumulating Things

This series of posts (and accompanying podcast) is dedicated to my children. It consists of a series of letters from my current, older self addressed to my younger self. These letters would have helped me navigate some of the rough waters I faced during various phases of my life and when I was faced with difficult decisions. Through these letters, I hope to impart some of my admittedly limited experience on my two wonderful children and, eventually, on their children.

"The things you own end up owning you."  --Fight Club, 1999.

Letters To A Much Younger Me: On Accumulating Things

This podcast is dedicated to my children. It consists of a series of letters from my current, older self addressed to my younger self. These letters would have helped me navigate some of the rough waters I faced during various phases of my life and when I was faced with difficult decisions. Through these letters, I hope to impart some of my admittedly limited experience on my two wonderful children and, eventually, on their children.

This first letter is On Accumulating Things.

The Herd Effect: Why People Strive to Be Average

It has frequently occurred to me that to be among the majority was to be merely “normal” and “average”; while it’s rare for one to admit aspiring to be characterized in that way, most of us struggle not conforming to the norms of society.  Societal norms are multi-faceted: from those that drive how we dress to…