He also genuinely believes that aging, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s result from a lack of stressors on the body. In addition to randomizing his diet and exercise, Taleb does the same with sleep. As of the Brooklyn launch, he had not sleep for three days, but then planned sleep for 12 hours. Like the fact that staying in bed all day actually makes you more tired, much of Taleb’s prescriptions engage this type of counterintuitive thinking.
Methinks the operative word here is believes. I am myself very skeptical of belief. Faith is something else altogether. People have a tendency to believe in what they think up on their own. I would caution against that.
Uh, what went into writing this book? A good bit of thinking, I suspect.