Labor means people working for you. It's the oldest... - Deepstash

Labor means people working for you. It's the oldest and most fought-over form of leverage. Labor leverage will impress your parents, but don’t waste your life chasing it.

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This is not a summary, nor anything of my own. This is a life-changing thread from Naval's twitter account. Follow him on X, @naval

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Leverage is a force multiplier for your judgment. 3 options:

  • Labor: making other humans working for you. It is the oldest form of leverage, and actually not a great one in the modern world. Because managing other people is incredibly messy.
  • Money

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“People who labor all their lives but have no purpose to direct every thought and impulse toward are wasting their time—even when hard at work.”

Life is short. Don’t waste it doing work that you don’t find meaningful.  

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  • … is a process that starts the day we’re born. You don’t pick your first language, you don’t choose your first school and you can’t control what attitudes your parents instill in you.
  • Parents, peers, teachers, religion, all these influences instill a set of rules

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