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Now displaying: November, 2021
Nov 15, 2021

In this conversation, we explore:

  • Eric's approach to writing a book entirely made up of Naval's words
  • philosophy around wealth + happiness
  • eastern vs western approaches
  • permissionless leverage + ownership
  • why desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy
  • freedom to vs freedom from

Watch the full episode on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/J7j-5sgDkxQ

Timestamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Snippet
  • 0:01:50 - Intro + Figuring Out Transitions
  • 0:08:54 - Who Is Naval Ravikant?
  • 0:15:08 - Unique Approach To Writing This Book
  • 0:21:08 - Process Of Writing A Book
  • 0:30:17 - Not Letting The Tools Get In The Way
  • 0:33:12 - 80/20 Of Naval’s Philosophy on Wealth + Happiness
  • 0:39:36 - The Older The Problem, The Older The Solution
  • 0:41:10 - Eastern + Sufi Philosophy, Imam Ali + Nahj al-Balagha
  • 0:45:06 - Western vs Eastern Philosophy - Meditation Example
  • 0:46:49 - Seek Wealth, Not Money or Status
  • 0:51:59 - Ownership, Wage Work + “Do not fear work that has no end”
  • 0:55:51 - Types of Leverage
  • 1:00:17 - Sponsor Break - Nord VPN
  • 1:01:20 - Permissionless Leverage, Gatekeepers + DeFi
  • 1:12:33 - Creative Work For Its Own Sake
  • 1:14:33 - A Year To Decide, And A Day of Acting
  • 1:18:58 - Antigoals + Sacrificing Today For An Imaginary Tomorrow
  • 1:25:49 - Background on Creator Lab
  • 1:27:48 - Buddha Was A Prince
  • 1:32:56 - FIRE Community + Knowing How Much Is Enough?
  • 1:40:43 - Direction vs Speed
  • 1:44:10 - Happiness = Not Suffering
  • 1:49:19 - Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy
  • 1:56:38 - Losing Motivation + Hunger
  • 1:59:47 - Happiness is peace in motion, and peace is happiness at rest
  • 2:03:07 - Healing Old Wounds
  • 2:05:38 - Freedom To vs Freedom From

 

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