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Yooo pjo fandom people I need an opinion on something. So my fanfic is super canon divergent and is technically alternative history. The fic goes from roughly 1882 at earliest (for only a few chapters as a sort of flashback) all the way up to roughly 2020 (without the pandemic lol) at the end. Some of my OCs are members of the Italian royal family in the 1880s/1900s, this means I will be taking extreme liberties with actual royal family members such as Queen Margherita, King Umberto 1st, etc. This includes making the whole family legacies, giving them illegitimate demigod children among other things such as instead of the monarchy being dissolved in 1946(?) one my OCs (one of the said illegitimate children) takes the throne and keeps it going into the modern day. My question is, is this ethical? Is this a good idea? I’m unsure and I need to discuss with a few people to get a good sense of the opinion on this please respond, I’d really appreciate it.
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2021.10.17 04:38 Brave-lad The Truth About Hard Work - Naval Ravikant & Kapil Gupta (Transcript)
Cleaned up where either Naval or Kapil, self-corrected what they said. Where they didn't, and it seemed like it would have been far more accessible/readable to make changes - left unchanged. Changing a word or two might have changed the meaning. Transcripts are not an essay - where an essay requires good english writing, grammar, word/sentence flow, etc.
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Naval Ravikant & Kapil Gupta:
The Truth About Hard Work
Naval Ravikant 0:02
This is Naval Ravikant. I'm here with Kapil Gupta, and we're just having a conversation as two friends who like to explore topics really deeply.
And, in a way that we're just trying to understand the truth. And the truth is a word that gets thrown around a lot, so I'm not even sure exactly what that means. A definition I like to use is that, you know, there are multiple definitions. In fact, this might be a good question -
"How do you know when something is true?"
In my mind, and very often, I know something is true, just because if feels true to me. It feels very true. You know it when you hear it, even if you don't like it.
Another definition I've used is that truth, is that which has predictive power. You can use it to predict the future a little bit. The more accurately you can use something to break the future, the more true it is. But I'm sure you, Kapil, have very different definitions.
So, why don't you give me a definition or two of, "How you know something is true?"
Kapil Gupta 1:05
I very much agree with your first answer, which is that it, it relates very much to feel. Oftentimes, when you hear truth, the inner sensation that you get of a resonance is beyond the intellect. And, I think that is a great sign. Because oftentimes, we'll feel something that someone says, and we'll feel it viscerally, as soon as it is said, and at the very same time, we'll have a hard time intellectually framing it, and understanding it. And, that is a very good sign that something is true, because in very many ways, we are beings in spite of our intelligence.
We tend to use our intelligence as the machinery with which to process things.
However, that's a very limited domain - intelligence. And so when it cuts straight through that into the essence of something, something within our core, for which we have receptors, so to speak, seems to grasp that. And I think that's a very good sign of truth.
Naval Ravikant 2:16
And very often, sometimes it just leaves you silence, sometimes it actually creates an emotional response, especially if it's aimed at your identity or your ego. You know, like little kids have a way of telling the truth in a way that adults don't like. If you're fat, and little kids come up and say, "Hey, you're fat!" right, in a way that adults won't. And sometimes that can provoke a reaction from an adult, because they're not ready for that. That level of truth, you're not supposed to go around saying society is not socially acceptable.
Kapil Gupta 2:44
Naval Ravikant 2:44
Anyway, yeah, I don't wanna get caught up in definitional games too much. I wanted to get into a specific topic, which is, you recently wrote a discourse about hard work, which I thought was really, really interesting. I have a bunch of views on hard work. Maybe I'll start off at a very high level, like, I think hard work is important, but I think hard work is an effect of something that you KNOW needs to be done.
Like, if you need to do hard work to get something done that you care about, then you work hard. But a lot of what I see going on these days is hard work for its own sake. And I think we live in a very different era than one that we evolved in. We live in an era of almost infinite leverage, and that means, when you are working, your decisions, they echo larger.
So there's code working for you. There's people working for you. There's money that's working for you. There's machines working for you. It isn't just that you're standing there with your bare hands and tearing at something, we're tool bearing creatures. And so, because of all these tools available, our judgment matters much more than hard work.
So even though I think sometimes you do need to work hard, and you should never shy away from it, if that's what it takes to succeed in whatever you want. I do think that it gets overplayed in society. So that's kind of my view on hard work. But I think it's probably a little more conventional than yours. So I just want to explore it together with you a little bit. "How do you think about hard work?"
Kapil Gupta 4:16
I think hard work is yet another example of a prescription, to be honest with you. I think it's done largely out of anxiety. I think hard work is done largely out of fear. I think one of the common things that you will often hear in the world of sports and business is that, "If you're not working hard than the next guy is", and "If you're only putting in four hours he's putting in 12" - and so hard work has become its own game.
It's like meditation, meditation becomes a competition. So the thing that you are really seeking actually becomes replaced by the game of hard work, and hard work like effort, becomes sort of its own goal. That seems to be the pattern behind things is when you follow a prescription or an intermediary, then that intermediary tends to replace the ultimate goal. And that becomes your new game.
The person who needs to work hard - will work hard. But it isn't that he needs to be told to work hard, and he needs to strive towards working hard. I think hard work is the result of something. I think whatever needs to be done, when a person has a sufficient and requisite degree of desire, he will do. And from the outside, that will come off and reflect as hard work to those who are looking.
But it isn't the opposite. It isn't that, "IF I work hard, THEN I will get this," because then that introduces what I call a gap. And that gap is that, "I must introduce some step in the middle, that I am being promised that if I fulfill that step, that some powers that be or some force out of the universe will grant me what I want, because I have satisfied that step!" And I think that is the default. I think that is the way that everyone looks at things, and is being taught to look at things.
Many things are named and in the naming - problems exist. And problems arise. So if someone wants to arrive at the top of their field, does that mean that they don't work hard? No. But they would never view it as working hard. They would view it as, "I will do whatever needs to be done to get there and I don't consider that work necessarily, I consider that the necessities."
Naval Ravikant 6:40
You look at the experts and to them, what may look like hard work from the outside, to them is play from the inside.
Kapil Gupta 6:45
Naval Ravikant 6:46
In fact, one of the things I really think people should focus much more on is figuring out what feels like play to them, but looks like work to others.
Kapil Gupta 6:53
Naval Ravikant 6:53
Because that's your superpower. And that's where you just out-perform everybody. I see it with startups all the time, I see lots of people who work really hard, but still fail. And often, you know, the most common reason is they just pick the wrong thing to do.
The world is a big place. It's very hard to figure out what's going to work before it works. "Product market fit" - this thing that gets thrown around, coined by Marc Andreessen, is a very difficult thing to achieve. If you're trying to predict what the market wants, you're trying to build a product exactly for the market, and sometimes hard work alone won't get you there.
I think what you choose to work on, and who you choose to work with, and actually, kind of how badly you want it, which is more than just working hard, are more important than just the raw hours you put in. There are lots of people running restaurants and, you know, kind of meat-space businesses, not in the startup world who outwork startup entrepreneurs, but yet, they don't succeed! Or if they do succeed, it's much lower numbers, or much lower magnitude.
Kapil Gupta 7:54
Right. And I would say that a large reason for that is, that society has been sold - Romantic ideas. Romanticism is a very big part of things.
Society very much seems to value effort. Effort is a big deal. And effort is sort of an arrival of sorts, for society. That look how hard I work. Look how much effort I'm putting in, and therefore I am doing the right thing by doing that. And the problem that arises from that oftentimes, is those who are very efficient, are demonized! Because very often you will find in every domain, those who don't work nearly as quote, "Hard - as everybody else" but they get 10 times the results! And they're considered to be lucky.
I like to pattern things around nature, and if you look at nature, it doesn't work hard!
If you look at gravity, it doesn't work hard.
If you look at a tree and a leaf falling off of a tree, it doesn't work hard.
If you look at a water going down a river, it doesn't work hard.
So, everything moves according to its own rhythm. And whatever necessities are there, they're there, and therefore they need to be worked around. Where working hard is an added extra "romantic" step in order to put another feather in their cap, which says, "I succeeded by working hard!"
Naval Ravikant 9:30
Yeah, sometimes I also think of work as a set of things that you have to do that you don't want to do. If you want to do it, it's not work. So example is, you might be grinding at work for 10 hours, and it's suffering, it's painful. And then you get home and to relax, you play video games. But to an alien watching from the outside, playing a video game is more intense than whatever you're doing at work. You're running around with a gun shooting at people, you're jumping over, collecting mushrooms, gold coins, whatever it is, that could be construed as hard work. But because you want to do it, because you can lose yourself in it, thers's no suffering.
So I don't think it's people get burned out on work, they just get burned out on work they don't want to do, which is a form of suffering. In every thing that you need to do, not every step of it is going to be pleasant, of course. But it's really important to align yourself at work where you're not suffering.
So what I find like engineers, who are out trying to be salespeople, or salespeople who are trying to be engineers, it's better to team up with someone who really enjoys the other side of it, and stick to what you're good at, and in a team up. So that's why I think founding teams are very powerful, where you have one person who can build, one person who can sell, because then neither one feels like they're doing hard work. Each one is doing what they enjoy. But together, the company from the outside looks like it's working really hard. And as we know, in a billion dollar company, the employees aren't working any harder than a million dollar company, they're just doing the right thing...
Kapil Gupta 11:04
Naval Ravikant 11:04
...and the right people are doing the right things in the right way.
Kapil Gupta 11:07
And I think one of perhaps the key element of hard work, which I must say is an elephant in the room, which is rarely discussed in the world, is that hard work is considered to be a door prize. It seems to be sort of the preparing of the bed of failure. I think that a lot of times hard work is done in order to have an excuse for the mind. When the mind comes attacking and says, "How come you didn't make it?" And if a person is armed with the ammunition that I have worked hard, then he has an answer for the mind. Whereas if he just sat on the couch and did nothing, he would not have that ammunition. So many times, people do hard work in order to have an answer for the mind, because they know they're going to fail anyways.
Naval Ravikant 12:01
And externally, if I'm an investor in a company that fails, the entrepreneur worked hard, that feels more forgivable, socially, than the ones who just like, "Oh, I tried it, I took a shot, the market didn't want it, I gave up quickly."
Kapil Gupta 12:13
Naval Ravikant 12:14
I used to have an engineer who worked for me, who was absolutely brilliant. And he would create great products. And he would work an hour, two hours a day. And then he would very blatantly sit around watching cricket matches or playing Counter Strike, which was this online game, while all the other people in the office were just looking at him. And he just looked really lazy. And people would complain to me about him all day long, but he added tons of value by creating the right product, the right way, at the right time.
Kapil Gupta 12:43
Naval Ravikant 12:44
Yeah, so you could get away with it. And he didn't have this pretense of sitting around the watercooler and talking or going to meetings. He didn't want to waste time on those things. He basically was either enjoying himself or he was working on what he thought was effective. And I think his talent, to some extent, allowed him to get away with it, but just given the era that we live in, talent matters so much more than hard work. And he would exemplify that.
Kapil Gupta 13:09
Yes. And it's interesting, because all the books that have been coming out in recent years from outliers, to all the books related to talent being secondary to hard work and the 10,000 hours, and everything, it's the exact opposite message, that hard work supersedes talent, and I think that's a separate sort of discussion. But there is a truth to the fact that humans tend to do many things in order to satisfy those who are watching them. And they also tend to do many things in order to satisfy the idea of having tried and romantically failed!
Failure is also something that is considered not only okay, but almost lauded! Now, you know, as I say these words, I'm certain that some in the audience are getting ready to say that, "One must fail in order to succeed!" and quite frankly, I've never looked at that as failure! When I say "Failure" - I've always looked at it personally as, "Ultimate Failure" - not getting to where you want to go, ultimately. Everything, besides that to me, I call it experimentation. I think everything is experimentation... there is no failure along the way.
Naval Ravikant 14:36
Yeah, I agree. I mean, especially I think this speed of iteration is what drives learning. So you know, in Gladwell and others, they say 10,000 hours of grinding. I don't think it's quite that simple. If I do the same thing for 10,000 hours, that's not going to be very effective. If in 10,000 hours, I run 100 experiments, that's great, but it's not as effective as if I ran 1000 experiments or 10,000 experiments.
So the speed of iteration matters. That said, it's still not hard work alone because I could play golf for 10,000 hours, and I would never be Tiger Woods.
Kapil Gupta 15:09
Naval Ravikant 15:09
Tiger Woods played golf for 10,000 hours. Yes, it was hard work, but it was also for the sheer love of it. He enjoyed most of those days, most of those times. It was sort of in his nature and character by some point, to not look at hitting the Golf Links as hard work. He looked at that as the thing that he most wanted to do that day.
So this idea of suffering and sacrifice, it's romantic, and it levels the playing field a little bit. I think it also misleads us. It misleads us into thinking that everybody can be everyone.
One interesting hypothesis I heard is that in modern society, one of the reasons we have more unhappy people is because of the myth that everyone can be everything. So if you think you can be, you know, Larry Page, or Steve Jobs, or Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg, but you didn't make it, it's because you didn't work hard enough, then you feel lousy about yourself. Whereas reality is like their talents intersected in the right way, at the right time, and they put in the hard work for the thing that they were meant to create. And your talents are going to intersect in a completely different way, in a different place, at a different time. And a lot of life is just searching for what it is that you're uniquely good at, and where, and when to apply that thing.
Kapil Gupta 16:28
That's exactly right. The last line that you mentioned, absolutely, I think is the key. This may sound, sort of, really counterintuitive, but I don't think anybody fails because of not working hard enough. I don't think that - that creature exists. I think that people fail because they didn't really want it. I don't think that a sufficient degree of desire exists in a given person. But, because he just didn't do, quote, "do enough work, that he failed." I don't really buy that. I would say that, if he didn't do the quote, "work," or do "the legwork," or do "whatever needed to be done," it's because the desire, you got to look more upstream, I think the desire wasn't there. I don't think the desire is bursting through you, and you choose to hold back that desire and not do it. I don't think that's the case.
Naval Ravikant 17:34
Yeah, I've always had a belief that companies don't fail when they run out of cash. They fail when the founders and team run out of energy.
Kapil Gupta 17:41
Naval Ravikant 17:41
When they basically say, "Okay, we're done here!" At some level, you have to give up on something, and it's pragmatic. There are other things that you want to do more by that point. But if you have an unswerving desire to do something, then usually you'll get it.
Kapil Gupta 17:56
Naval Ravikant 17:57
Although I think I think in this modern age, we tend to have too many loosely scattered, imitative desires.
Kapil Gupta 18:02
Naval Ravikant 18:03
There's that great old Chinese saying like, "Man who chases two rabbits catches none!"
Kapil Gupta 18:08
Naval Ravikant 18:09
A lot of it is just about cultivating your desire and being ready.
Kapil Gupta 18:13
Well, there's the want with a small "w" - then there's a want with a big "W!"
Naval Ravikant 18:19
Yeah, I'm reminded of that Antoine de Saint-Exupéry line where he basically said, "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."
Kapil Gupta 18:37
Naval Ravikant 18:38
And that is a lot of the role of a leader. It's to inspire people to live lives of their own.
Kapil Gupta 18:44
Naval Ravikant 18:44
Another great definition I once heard was that, "Management is telling people what to do. Leadership is getting them to want to do it themselves."
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Kapil Gupta 18:52
Correct. Yes. I think a leader is far more hands off than what sort of the business world tells him he should be. I don't think it's about managing anybody. I think it really is, becoming someone that others look at that leader and see in him what they would love to see in themselves.
Naval Ravikant 19:16
Yeah, I was actually talking to a founder the other day of a company that's now worth almost $10 billion. And he's done, obviously, quite well. And I asked him, like, "What would you do differently if he were doing it again?" And he said he would, "Micromanage people less!" - which I thought was really interesting. I did not expect that answer! I thought it would be some other answer about how he could have been even bigger, but he actually just felt like he made a mistake by constantly trying to order people around.
Kapil Gupta 19:41
Well, I think it also matters how what you just said is going to be heard. Because oftentimes, things are heard through the lens of morality, and right and wrong, and correct and incorrect, and good and bad. And so, that might be heard as, "You are right, it is wrong to micromanage people, you should leave them alone!" And I'm sure that he meant it this way as well, that it's far more, that it wasn't that that was, quote, "wrong" or "immoral", that that was ineffective.
Naval Ravikant 20:20
Exactly. Yeah. You know, so when we get to morality, for example, one of the things that Silicon Valley likes to talk a lot about is 10x engineers, and that's been broadened a little bit to be a little more politically correct, 10x performers. But it is true that you can have individuals, especially when they're leveraged through code, or capital, like on hedge fund managers, or engineers, or even on the sales side, where someone can literally accomplish 10x what the next closest person in the organization can.
The easiest way to see this as founders, a founder can build a company is 1000 times more valuable than the next founder. And so there's kind of this idea of 10x performers, and obviously can't be through hard work, because they're not doing 10x that work, that's impossible, everyone's working hard.
Kapil Gupta 21:07
Naval Ravikant 21:07
So then we pay lip service to this idea of 10x performers, and everybody wants to hire them. But then we go around paying them 1x, or 1.1x, or 1.2x. Because society doesn't want to hear this idea of that, you can actually pay a 10x performer a 10x. So what happens is 10x performers all end up leaving and starting their own companies, because they're not getting paid 10x otherwise, the only way to do it.
Kapil Gupta 21:30
Naval Ravikant 21:30
So we have a few socially acceptable areas where you can get paid 10x. Basically, if someone else is not making the decision. If you made it by yourself or for yourself, or you at least steer the ship long enough, that you managed to capture more of the value for yourself, then you get to be a 10x performer. But I think one of the things that's utterly broken in the startup ecosystem, is that we all know and acknowledge that 10x performers or hire 100x 1,000x exist, especially within certain circumstances and situations, yet, we do not compensate them at those levels, because it is socially unacceptable to do so. That one's worth covering another discussion. It's a longer discussion.
But I think that it's just an example of how, you know, real truth is hard to speak, because it offends people. It hurts a sensibility of equality. It hurts a sensibility of how the world ought to work. It hurts your sensibility of morality. But you can always fix things in other ways. It's better to acknowledge how the world actually works. And then figure out, maybe, how you want to change it, as opposed to live with your head in the sand. And everyone has to speak the same way, in the same language, in the same coded words. And you may actually end up just denying how the world actually works in that process. You end up deluding yourself.
Kapil Gupta 22:44
Yes, yeah, I think humans seek truth to some degree, so long as it has conditions. It must fit within the framework already established, or it's not accepted. And so, the problem isn't that the truth is wrong, the problem is that there's too many frameworks. Everyone's walking on eggshells, because so many eggs have been created, you know, morality, to what is correct, what is right, what is fair, then societies and institutions created around the very idea of enforcing fairness. You know, quite honestly, the jungle in the wild is far more fair, and equitable, and moral, than any fabricated society in this world.
Naval Ravikant 23:40
I think we'll end on that. Thank you, Kapil.
Kapil Gupta 23:43
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