Video description -
"Want to be powerful? You need to know the worst parts of who you are.
Today, Sebastian talks about how Freudian psychology beat Jungian psychology, but how Jung's concept of "The Shadow" is crucial to being able to succeed in the world. With real world examples from the recent Cathay Pacific incident, and with meetings with high level government officials."
Flash of insight: you are tapping into their reality by correctly identifying their dislike of you, and then you subvert it by turning it into rapport. Which means you use dislike as ammunition to create a mutual liking of sorts. It's like saying "I know you dislike me but I still accept you" which paradoxically leads to them meta-liking you.
This is bad ass!
You should do a series of videos on just various stuff (or hell, just an audio version of Ikigai). I've already bought Ikigai but I much prefer audio/video for consumption.
I'd pay for it.
The posts about the Catheway conflict are very useful for me. Great thanks!
I've been in similar situations. Now I can see where I neglected misunderstood and did wrong some of the things though you didn't put an emphasis on most of them, of course, because we have different shortcomings.
Again great thanks!
"Burn your baggage and impediments, throw away your stores and provisions, choke up the wells, destroy your cooking stoves, and make it plain to your men that they cannot survive, but must fight to the death." -杜佑
I am positive that there are volumes of books dedicated to this concept. I am amazed at how well you've picked that point and just drove it straight home.
I can honestly say that I am now a firm believer of the notion that knowing all of your flaws and fully accepting them is key to being highly effective. If my memory serves me right, this is a key point in Sun Tzu's Art of War.
I like most of your videos (especially Wreck or Sidestep Problems and Slaves, Workers, and Soldiers), but this one didn't work as well as the others. You use a lot of anecdotes and arguments that aren't very relevant for the general topic of this video. You do a good job of returning to the argument, but all that extra talk is unnecessary and makes the video longer than it needs to be. Maybe a whiteboard helps? Hope it helps with your next stuff!
Very important reply to the question, "Is willpower depletable?" by Kat Li, who has an MA in psychology and gives a well-researched answer on Quora:
"Willpower is depletable only if you believe it to be so, is the message from Stanford psychology professors Carol Dweck and Greg Walton . Though past research has shown that willpower is limited and dependent on a continuous stream of glucose, the story is more complex than that.
Dweck, known for her groundbreaking research into the world of mindsets and achievement teamed with Walton, an expert in theory-based interventions to devise a set of experiments looking into willpower . They found that beliefs about whether willpower is a limited resource affect performance on difficult tasks.
One of their studies examined beliefs that subjects held about ego depletion by asking them to rate how much they agreed with statements about it (i.e., "After a strenuous mental activity your energy is depleted and you must rest to get it refueled again.") Then, the subjects completed either easy, almost mindless tasks or a more complicated ask involving self-control. Following that, both groups completed a Stroop task, which is a standard measure of ego depletion.
They found that subjects who believed that their energy could be depleted did perform worse on the Stroop task after having completed the more cognitively taxing task. However, participants who did not believe that energy was limited performed no differently in the Stroop task, regardless of whether they had done the easy task or the challenging task.
I'm amusing myself thinking about how outrageously dumb the school system is.
You know how some superstars are constantly surrounded by yes-men, get their ass kissed 24/7?
Those people get disconnected from reality, and when that happens, it usually means the beginning of the end of their career. Because when you lose connection with reality, you also lose connection with what got you to the top in the first place.
School is like that. Except all of society is brainwashed.
Higher education doesn't matter anymore. I dropped out, and have gotten a 100 times more valuable education because of it. On my own time.