‘Here Is Something False: You Only Live Once’

‘Here Is Something False: You Only Live Once’
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We often get stuck in a rut thinking that once we’ve made a career or life choice we have to live with it. However, as the comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal points out, we get more than one chance, and the idea that we only live once isn’t exactly true.

The idea is that since it takes about seven years to master something, we have around 11 opportunities to be great at something before we die. That’s basically 11 different lives we can lead with different specialties and skills. It’s not to be taken literally of course, but it’s a nice way to look at it.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal


  • *shrug* is this not fairly common knowledge? Even in 2001 I was taught in highschool that “most people have more than one career”.

    • I think people who were in high school from the late 90s onward would have been told that, but older people probably wouldn’t have been.

      I think framing it as 11 x 7 is quite interesting.

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