All unfair advantages can be double-edged swords - Deepstash

All unfair advantages can be double-edged swords

  • Lots of money can make you complacent, wasteful and less hungry to succeed
  • A lack of intelligence can mean being more humble and willing to ask questions and less overthinking
  • A good location costs money and being frequently lucky means you may not develop the skills needed to develop your startup when luck runs out
  • A lack of status (i.e. being an outsider) reveals powerful insights and enables you to stand out/be memorable


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I also had a strong tendency to do things the hard way without anyone’s help. Again, in this way, I threw any unfair advantages I had (like my parents being willing and able to invest in me but me choosing to go it alone) down the drain. I’ve foregone a lot of unfair advantages in my life in pursuit of true meritocratic ideals. The trouble was, as this book showed, our society was never purely meritocratic to begin with. I was driven by naive delusion.

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