I’m sad to say that FEEcon has officially come to an end. The past couple of days I learned from lots of people with great knowledge in the field of economics, libertarianism and creativity. Overall, it’s been an unforgettable experience being able to socialize with others with similar views.
There was one bit of advice which was my favorite and is going to stick with me - the importance of storytelling. I took a session about libertarianism and writing, it was given by four professional writers and their experiences so far. One of their key points was the importance of storytelling in any kind of writing. Humans are naturally drawn to stories, therefore, using them is a great tool to ease the process of remembering an important thought. A mistake I make too often when writing (maybe even in speaking) is my lack of storytelling.
This is something I'm going to keep on my mind as I communicate both verbally and through writing. It's nothing life changing, but it can be a great tool to keep handy.
So, what else did I learn today?
My other sessions were regarding thoughts on Austrian economics and private law society. (Yes, Anarchy.) I've found myself to be caught in a position where I'm not sure what to learn next regarding these topics. I don’t think I know everything, but I also feel comfortable debating this topic. Today at FEEcon I realized that I don't know where to go next. But, it just so happens that one of my skills is the skill of learning because yes, it's a skill. I'll write more on Austrian economics and private law society as I do so.
Okay so, back to the point: FEEcon. There was an overall “theme” to the conference that I would say is the biggest takeaway for the weekend: good character. A huge part of getting a career is having good character. Economics is the study of human action - the best economies are made of people with good character. It all boils down to that. In even the smallest decisions that I make, I will end up affecting others around me. That's because my character plays a huge part in society.
Of course, I try my best in every way to have good character. Sometimes it's good to be reminded of just how important it is because we all make mistakes here and there.
I look forward to attending a FEE seminar in two weeks - the FEE community has been extremely helpful to me and others around the globe.
Until next year, FEEcon.