Just a Little Introduction

About this blog

What is the ideal way to live?

This blog started as a series of philosophical ramblings I used to try to answer this question. I’ve written over 1000 articles, and a few free ebooks and guides exploring what it means to get more from life. The theme of posts ranges from productivity to learning to the meaning of life.

More recently, the blog has narrowed to ask: what’s the best way to learn?

This question has formed the basis of much of my later writing because I believe learning is the key to living well. This pursuit has even led me to take on two year-long experiments in learning: The MIT Challenge, where I attempted to learn MIT’s 4-year computer science curriculum without taking classes, and The Year Without English, where I went with a friend to learn four languages in one year.

In addition to this blog, ScottHYoung.com is also a business, where I sell information products and services. ScottHYoung.com is ad-free and entirely supported by these extras. However, even if you never buy anything from me, I’ll still be happy to have had the chance to share my ideas with you.

About Scott Young

I started writing this blog just before my 18th birthday, so in many ways, it has mirrored my own life as an adult.

The blog started when I was very interested in behavior change, and you can see many articles about this obsession. Later I left for university and began considering socializing and productivity as topics to explore. Learning became an important topic, and eventually created the foundation for a full-time business I could run, selling courses to learners about the methods I’d uncovered.

Finally, as I left school, the idea of continued self-mastery and career development interested me.

Beyond writing, entrepreneurship and life philosophy, my interests include programming, travel, cooking and teaching myself anything I can.

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