Study and you will become a chopper. Or why doing is more important than thinking.

365 texts mistakes awareness self-knowledge
Reflections and drafts

Goal of the day: 472 words. Written: 719.

Learn and you will become a carbonado.

That flat, flat chop, which seems so wide - it takes up the whole plate! At the same time, it is certainly not deep enough.

I receive new letters every day:

  • Daniel, I would like to write a novel, but I don't know where to start...
  • Daniel, I'd like to start a business and earn a lot of money - what should I do?
  • Daniel, where did you learn to blog?
  • Daniel, how did you learn to communicate with people?
  • Daniel, can I see you? Share your experience of how you did thing X!

In fact, I get so many of these emails with this want-but-don't-do problem that I'm beginning to wonder - what are the motivators repeating "You can" worth if so many people still don't know it?

I do not believe that this text will solve any problem.

Because the people to whom this text is addressed are simply not listening.

They don't listen.
They don't even listen to the advice and ideas they seek.
They don't listen.

They are looking for ideas, tips, practical and theoretical exercises... They are looking for them in trainings, books, seminars, articles, live meetings with their Guru and "Inspirational People".

But instead of using the knowledge, they don't use it.

I'm sorry, I feel cynical.

People are stupid.
You are a fool.

Well, I am too, if anything. But that's not what I'm about this time.

I'm just tired of people wanting to make their dreams come true.


Damn it.


Why do we like boobs so much? And why do we love our mothers' faces?

Here's an interesting thing. Newborn, human babies that their mothers squeeze out of their inner 3D factory are half-blind for the first month or so.

Babies can't see anything. They hear poorly. They do not smell. Let alone speak English or use Google!

The first things babies see are:

  1. Mum's tits. Warm, pleasant, nourishing. Tits. Mmmm.
  2. Mum's face. Smiling, sad, looking somewhere far away or looking into her eyes. Those eyes, that face... Wow! From now on, I will recognise eyes and faces everywhere.
  3. All sorts of other things, faces, the wonderful world around us.

What does this have to do with doing and learning?

Our brain is a big calculator.

They are worthless because they don't remember anything! Well, at least accurately. So every time they try to re-create an explanation of where you put your keys or why the letter A looks like the letter, well, A.

You give them a mountain of information - they digest it and explain what you see, hear and feel.

Lithuanian words consisting of all kinds of A, B, C, D, Z and so on become a language rather than a gouging and gagging. "Ma-ma-am-am-am-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma.

We start to recognise the letters. And we know where Dad is and where Mum is.

We do not learn to live by reading about life.

We learn by living.

  • How did you learn to walk?
  • Self-sufficient and wipe your beautiful butt?
  • Squatting and jogging to create the perfect butt shape?
  • Read?
  • Count?
  • Chewing solid food, not just mum's pap?
  • Kissing and kissing?
  • Shake hands with a friend?
  • Laughing at a friend's joke?
  • Haircut?
  • Inserting the phone charger cable into the hole on the first try?
  • Inserting your penis... Erm... Pala, not everyone has one.
  • Control your emotions?


We don't even learn the formulae for the deflections of physics or metal beams by "copying" them into our brains. Simply by seeing the diagram of such a beam enough times, you memorise what to put where to get the answer to how much it will hold.

And yes, I have experienced all of this.

I have been learning Russian every day for 130 days. I've downloaded the Duolingo app on my phone and spend just 5-7 minutes every day learning the language.

I didn't go to the teacher. I didn't read textbooks. I just clicked buttons and tried to guess which word here means "I want": like or want.

Now I know which word is which. I even recognise the letters! And some of them are so strange!

Physics formulae - also memorable.
Like the ability to kiss a girl.

I was just living.

But fools want to learn theory. They want to learn more.

They don't want to do a damn thing.

They don't understand that only by doing you learn.
Only when you give your brain the chaos of sights and sounds will it understand what it means.
They don't realise.

Or not listening.

Even at this moment, I guess someone is reading this text and thinking "No, that doesn't apply to me. I take things and do things. But first, let me learn, how to communicate with people.".

...And continues to postpone its future.

I am sighing here.

I'm sorry. I can't help you there.
I don't know how to help you.

But perhaps it would be a good thing if you took it and did it?

If you weren't a chopstick, would you be a delicious vegan meatball?

Well, that's your choice.

And I'm off to write another book. And it doesn't matter if it's a love novel, and I don't even know how to write them (I only know how to experience love, not how to describe it) - I'll learn as I go along, no other way.

See you later!

I hope that the next time we meet, you will be somewhere different from where you are today.
And I won't meet you exactly where you are now.

To travel the way buses travel. Not to stand as bus stops stand.

*I'm smiling here*


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