This morning I stumbled upon a thread that Naval Ravikant retweeted.
Below is the final tweet of the thread. It’s a coincidence that I’ve actually been doing a lot of thinking on this very topic lately. I’ve been actively moving from thinking of myself and my projection on the world around me, to focusing on things such as philosophy, politics (which I knew very little about), and art (I’m teaching myself oil painting at the moment).
As millennials we have to be careful, we get stuck in the trap of having to validate our lives through likes, comments, tweets and retweets etc., if we’re not getting likes, we not getting our hit of dopamine, and we don’t have that sense of self importance.
Below is the quote that specifically resonated with me, but click on the tweet at the bottom of this thread and read through the 18 or so tweets.
“Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.” — Henry Miller
1/ People are addicted to themselves.
— Mr. Mircea (@mistermircea) January 16, 2018
Finally, if you haven’t listened to Naval’s conversation on the Tim Ferris Show, I’d highly recommend you listen to it once every couple of months. https://tim.blog/naval-ravikant-on-the-tim-ferriss-show-transcript/