Has anyone noticed that Steve's statements are often contradictory?
oh! that's really interesting! no, I didn't. To me everything seems logical. Of course he's growing fast, so the older articles are a little bit different, but that's normal. He's permanently gaining new insights.
But that's really an interesting question. I just realized I never asked myself if Steve's statements are contradiction-free, because I don't expect him to have a congruent and logical theory.
For me Steve is something like an oracle : if I have some problem or difficult question, or if I feel I'm not growing any more, I visit his site and click on a random article. It may be something that has nothing to do with my problem, i.e. I'm thinking about university and read an article about relationships. I just click on the first link I feel attracted to. Can't explain that, maybe the title doesn't sound interesting but I just feel I want to read this one. And this article always contains something very inspiring to me. An answer to my question, or a new way to see the problem, or a very useful insight, or something completely new that boosts my mind.
Steve's job is to tell me what I need to hear right now. That might be very different or even contradictory depending on my situation, so of course he's making contradictory statements!
Someone else using Steve like this? (I mean, using Steve's site like this
P.S : I DON'T mean I always agree with Steve, or believe everything he says, or see the world like he does, or do everything he recommends. That's more complicated than that, but reading his blog always helps me understand something, make a decision, gain clarity and so on. Sometimes I will think "wtf is that?! how weird! and what does this stuff has to do with me?!" but then I start thinking and soon I know what it means. If given a topic P I'm interested in, Steve makes the statement A(P') about some topic P', I might not agree, but while thinking about A(P') I will find out my own opinion B(P') about P'. if P==P' there is nothing more to do. if P != P' I always understand after a while how P and P' are related, so using this relation, A(P'), and B(P'), that will finally lead to my own answer B(P) about the topic I was interested in. so Steve is a catalyzer!
Hope it's clear now.