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The Path to Peace Is Truth

When self-improvement fails, work on discovering the truth Naval: The search for peace is really the search for truth. Try to see the advantage of understanding things by discovering the truth rather than by practice. When you discover the truth, bad habits can disappear Let’s say I’m trying to quit smoking. There are techniques I can […]

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Groups Search for Consensus, Individuals Search for Truth

Even smart people go along with society’s lies Naval: What’s considered to be true is fought over. Individuals search for truth but groups search for consensus—and society is the largest group. So the biggest problem we run into is this: What society wants for you is not always what’s good for you. Even smart people go along […]

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Being Unhappy Is Extremely Inefficient

A peaceful mind makes better decisions Naval Ravikant Besides “I’m too smart for it,” the other objection is, “I don’t want it to lower my productivity. I don’t want to have less desire or less work ethic.” Fact check on that is: True. The happier and more peaceful you are, the less likely you are […]