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Joe Rogan/Naval Podcast

  • Read the same 100 books over and over
  • Celebrities are the most miserable people in the World
  • You’re not your public image
  • Rich and anonymous > poor and famous
  • Play and don’t overload your brain with too many information
  • You want to work as an athlete, a mental athlete
  • We’re not meant to work 9 to 5 –
  • Own a business
  • Work for yourself
  • If someone can tell you when to work and what to where you’re not free
  • Companies are smaller and smaller because they can externalize easily
  • Maybe these gigs will include also the high-quality work
  • Work will be organized in sprints and will be mission-based
  • Electricity did to the work landscape what automation is doing toda
  • It’s impossible predicting what job is going to be created
  • Universal basic income would bankrupt a country
  • UBI doesn’t provide meaning to people
  • UBI doesn’t take into account specific needs
  • We should provide basic services instead
  • You should educate yourself all your life
    Generalized AI is not coming in our lifetime
  • We don’t even understand what really happens inside a cell, let alone the brain – Intelligence is relevant only in its surrounding environment
  • Equal opportunities > equal outcomes
  • We all want to be socialist but with the head, we think capitalism
  • White-collar vs blue-collar is the real battle going on
  • Everyone can broadcast anything at anytime
  • It’s also easy to set a mob and take someone out online
  • Outraged people are the stupidest people on social media
  • We have also anti-mob tactics
  • News has become commoditized, they’re not propaganda
  • We will create decentralized media that cannot be suppressed
  • Nowadays nobody has the privilege not to have political opinions
  • Some technology is neutral, some are political
  • Science is hard for people and often facts are not enough to make up their minds
  • There’s no room for nuances, people are very polarised
  • We live in a dictatorship of 51% so all your believes have to fit in one of the two sides. This doesn’t make you a clear thinker.
    Being alone and enjoying it is a superpower aka the art of doing nothing
  • Meditation is self-therapy
  • Peace is happiness at rest, happiness is peace in motion – Peace is not about external problems but about giving up on the idea of problems itself
  • It’s easier to change yourself than to change the world
  • People are not going to giving up economic growth – Lower the price of clean tech
  • Being forced to articulate thoughts helps to understand them more than simply sit in a room and think about them
  • Understanding the basics of reasoning is better than memorizing advanced concepts
  • A good book you can read one page at night and then spend the rest of the night reasoning about it
  • The meaning of life is a “why” questions and it’s endless – You end up with Agrippa’s trilemma where you have only the following 3 dead ends
  • 1 Infinite regress – 2 Circular reasoning – 3 Axiom
  • The only answer is “because” meaning that we need to make up our own answer for the meaning of life
  • All the great questions are paradoxes
  • Thinking about them gives you insights that bring you a certain level of peace – Everyone can be rich
  • Imagine if tomorrow everybody was trained in software and engineering. We would create all the animation necessary not to work anymore and just focus on creativity.
  • Richness is about education
  • The universe has infinite resources
  • Lack of material possession can make you unhappy but material possession won’t make you happy
  • If you are smart you should be able to figure out how to be happy – Busy minds, called also monkey minds are not peaceful
  • You have to develop peace FROM mind not peace OF mind
  • There’s a fundamental delusion about thinking that there’s something external to us that can bring us peace and happiness
  • Once you solve your money problem you stop sacrificing something today with the idea you’re gonna get something in return tomorrow
  • Do something you love, do a lot of money or live like a monk so money will stop to be an issue
  • Focus on being authentic, unique, creative and not replaceable
  • There are 2 great depictions: heroine and a monthly salary – You have to ignore your peers
  • “That’s easy for you to say” and “keeping up with the Jones” is a big trap – Stop thinking it’s someone else’s fault
  • If you judge others you’re gonna separate yourself, feel lonely and negative
  • Reality is neutral and how you interpret it is your choice alone – Life is short, you’re gonna die, choose to be happy
  • Confucious: a man has 2 life, the second one is when you realize you only have one
  • Desire is suffering. Choose wisely. Choose one desire at a time – Force yourself to be positive until it becomes automatic
  • Smile more, hug more, get sunlight, spend time in nature, meditate – Trying to sound smart is a disease
  • Good question about it: “Would I be still interested in this thing if I couldn’t tell anyone?”
  • If you are successful you’re gonna be inundated by inbound opportunities that you cannot manage and it’s harder to pick up something you by yourself
  • You’re never gonna make more money than you think you’re worth – Pick an aspiration hourly rate and be extremely jealous of your time
  • This will help you define the cost of things like meetings or business travels
  • Embrace what you’re doing at the moment
  • Do art, creativity, love. Do things for their own sake
  • Work should feel like play to you so no-one can compete with you