Raad Ahmed
December 1, 2021

💌 6 Things Thursday #43

Hey friends,

Here's another microdose of mind expanding thoughts around the internet--curated by me, Raad—CEO of Lawtrades and maker of Spacecult.

1/ A tweet I liked

2/ A list I saved

Thomas Jeffersons 10 rules of life

  • Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

  • Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.

  • Never spend your money before you have it.

  • Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

  • Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.

  • We never repent of having eaten too little.

  • Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.

  • How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened!

  • Take things always by their smooth handle.

  • When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.

3/ A line from a show

4/ A tweet I tweeted

Twitter avatar for @R44D

Raad⚔ @R44D

highs worth chasing• learning for fun• investing money in an asset• worriless sleep• occasional surprises• building muscle• reading daily• disabling social media for a week• passionate curiosity• journaling• freedom from expectations• conflict-free people

October 14th 2020


5/ A rant on wealth

An asset is something that puts money in your pocket.

These include things like startup equity, songs, a computer program running at night, books, bitcoin, or stock in public companies.

A liability is something that takes money out of your pocket.

Like cars, vacations, clothes, eating out, a home that doesn’t produce cashflow.

Rich people don’t work for money in the form of income like employees do. They invest their money in assets that earns while they sleep.

Poor people work for money and invest their money in liabilities that take money out of their pockets such as mortgages, consumer loans, and credit card debt.

Very simply, wealth is what you can’t see.\

Seek wealth over money or status.


Illustration via Jack Butcher & Morgan Housel

6/ A quote I’m pondering

All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry— all forms of fear—are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not even presence.

Eckhart Tolle