You can’t learn to drive in a parked car


Every year, millions of unseasoned youths are subjected to the precarious and costly rite-of-passage known as “learning to drive.” Children! At the helm of lethal machinery. Nor are they trained in simulators for a decade. You simply hand them the keys and steel yourself from the passenger side for inevitable blunders.

If no zero days is about pushing through inertia, and Make it edible is about pushing through perfectionism, this principle is about pushing through your instinct for self-preservation: You can’t learn to drive in a parked car.

Books and simulations and YouTube videos are useful, but sometimes the only way to enlightenment is on the real and occasionally perilous road of life.