The Importance of Having Friends Who Disagree

One Man Hacking: The Importance of Having Friends Who Disagree

Paul Graham says, in one of his essays “….Why do you need other people? Can’t you just think of new ideas yourself? The empirical answer is: no. Even Einstein needed people to bounce ideas off. Ideas get developed in the process of explaining them to the right kind of person. You need that resistance, just as a carver needs the resistance of the wood.

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