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Be Your Own Sherlock Holmes

Beware the guru.

However impressive you may find someone’s resume, three things are true:

However hard they try, what they report about themselves is just a story they’ve attached to things they want to remember about themselves.

However well-researched their observations and however firm their convictions that “this leads to that” or “this is like that,” it’s more likely the linkages they see are just tendencies or the result of sheer randomness.

There is nothing about their past that is predictive of your future.

By all means, read the guru. Equally, put in the effort to see what’s true for you. Rather than being a student of them, be a student of you.