Accelerate Your Life: The Hidden Social Cost

The Social Cost of Accelerating Your Life

Newport and Huberman discuss their experiences as undergraduates, where they prioritized their academic and personal goals over social distractions. They both found that focusing on their aspirations, such as writing and academics, required some social sacrifices and isolation.

Huberman mentions David Goggins’ quote about how it’s easy to be exceptional nowadays because many people are distracted and wasting their time. He suggests that putting in just 20% more effort can help surpass others, although it may involve socially challenging practices.

Newport shares his brief experience as a fraternity brother, which he quickly realized would be too distracting from his goals. While their intense focus may have been isolating, they eventually found like-minded individuals who shared their passions and aspirations.

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