Naval Ravikant

When Self-Improvement Fails Work On Finding The Truth

Investor - Philosopher


Naval Ravikant. Investor - Philosopher. The Almanac of Naval Ravikant. Photo of Naval Ravikant.

Naval Ravikant - Introduction

Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder, chairman and former CEO of AngelList. He has invested early-stage in over 200 companies including Uber, FourSquare, Twitter, and many others overall with 70+ exits.

But there is another side to Naval Ravikant, he is also a philosopher, or more accurately a practical philosopher.

In line with theme and purpose of this site which is to show you how to cope in tough times, and to provide you with the tools to do this successfully our interest in Naval Ravikant is for the practical advice and wisdom that he shares.

His wisdom and insights are wide ranging, experience based, deeply practical on wealth [not to be confused with money], meaning in life, happiness and many other subjects related to the big questions of "life, the universe, and everything..."

Naval Ravikant is a prolific user of twitter and regular blogger and podcaster, he is also a regular guest who shares advice on podcasts with Tim Ferris, Joe Rogan, Shane Parrish amongst others.






Naval Ravikant: "The Path to Peace Is Truth"

Here is an example in an extract from a piece he wrote and podcasted in March 2020 which is entitled: "The Path to Peace Is Truth".



    When self-improvement fails, work on discovering the truth


"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.



    Self-improvement is just a dressed up form of self-conflict

    • Seeing and understanding things leads to changes that practice and technique cannot achieve.
    • When you’re following a technique, there’s always a gap between you and the thing you’re trying to achieve.
    • There’s always repetition, struggle and conflict.
    • If we want peace, we have to give up on self-conflict.
    • We even have to give up on self-improvement, because self-improvement is just a dressed up form of self-conflict.
    • Instead, we need to use our natural curiosity to understand things better.
    • Through understanding, we will naturally improve ourselves.



Once we truly understand the effects of unhealthy food on our bodies—when we see the extra weight we’re carrying, or we track the glucose spike and crash after eating too much sugar, or we see how caffeine hops us up and then crashes us—we automatically change for the better.

So, the path towards peace is truth."






The Almanac of Naval Ravikant

This free book collects and curates Naval’s wisdom from Twitter, Podcasts, and Essays over the past decade.

This is the collected wisdom of Naval Ravikant, assembles and edited by Eric Jorgenson, with Illustrations by Jack Butcher, and a foreword by Tim Ferriss.

The entirety of the book (and bonus content!) is free to read on this site, as well as complete pdf and e-reader versions for free download.

Neither Naval nor Erik Jorgenson earn any money from this project. This project is a public service, run on donations.

www.navalmanack.com



    “I call Naval ‘the Angel Philosopher’ and the Almanack shows why. Packed with unforgettable wisdom and penetrating insights, your mental gears will be working overtime.” [Shane Parrish, Founder of Farnam Street]













Recommended Resources


Naval Ravikant: 15 Timeless Thoughts & 50 Quotes on Peace, Happiness, the Meaning of Life, & More


Naval Ravikant: The Four Kinds Of Luck







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