Naval Ravikant on retirement and other topics

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Naval Ravikant on retirement and other topics

Post by Ego » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:12 am

I've been following Naval Ravikant since I read his famous tweetstorm on how blockchains will replace networks with markets. A few days ago he appeared on the Joe Rogan Podcast. While I am not a huge fan of Joe Rogan, I liked the fact that Rogan didn't interrupt Naval's many nutrient dense streams-of-consciousness.

He touches on many of the subjects we like to talk about here but uses somewhat different language to describe his ideas.

One of his quotes I liked, "Retirement is when you stop sacrificing today for some imaginary tomorrow."

Like many of his quotes, that can mean different things to different people.

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Re: Naval Ravikant on retirement and other topics

Post by TopHatFox » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:49 am

I watched the whole thing, but I wonder if we can actually apply principles from the ultra-wealthy or ultra-famous. In other words, the strategies that work for them, work for someone in their context, but maybe not so much for someone just starting out.

The main thing I got from the 2 hours was that having your basic needs met to then be creative is the best way to be wealthy (essentially ERE+ entrepreneurship after). And then once you’re wealthy, you have a lot more time to dedicate to reading, becoming good at whatever, focusing on enlightenment, health, etc.

Retirement is then the point when you stop focusing on your immediate salary needs and instead focus on more important things like meaning, health, family, friends, adventure, and more.

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Re: Naval Ravikant on retirement and other topics

Post by AnalyticalEngine » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:02 pm

Very interesting. The part where they start discussing social media as warfare reminded me of this blog post:
Jacob wrote:We will have some form of global war between 2020 and 2040. I’m calling it! This war will be between the current superpower and the next superpower for the next resource (not oil). In particular, it will be in a form that reflects the form of the next Kondratiev cycle. As you recall, the current one was industrial mass production and global transporation. Hence WWII was a Total War with the goal of large scale destruction. World War III will not be like this.
Moving forward, the generation that hasn't come into play yet (Z, your average ten year old) will determine the form of the next cycle. X will be the cranky real-politik politicians, and Y/Millenials will be the managers. This will likely not be a cycle in which massproduced technology will be an answer to everything. You can stop hoarding money and supplies right now because they won't be the answer going forward. One possible solution with be the global relationships formed by the internet. Tribes, clans, or what have you. World War III might very well be a propaganda war concerning which cultural understanding should be the dominant one. I'm not kidding you.

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Re: Naval Ravikant on retirement and other topics

Post by intellectualpersuit » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:17 pm

Covering basic needs to be able to transform yourself is very reminiscent of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

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