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    ​​The Backwards Law: Stop Chasing Happiness. Become Anti-fragile Instead | Gad Saad PT 2

    enSeptember 20, 2023

    Podcast Summary

    • The importance of authenticity and standing firm in one's principlesMaintain dignity and refuse to abase oneself when defending sound principles to build a stronger, more resilient society

      Happiness cannot be pursued directly, but rather is a byproduct of certain behaviors. Professor Sad emphasized the importance of authenticity and standing firm in one's principles, drawing an analogy to the Jewish edict of not abasing oneself before humans but only before God. The professor encouraged listeners to "activate their inner honey badger" and not back down when faced with criticism or opposition, as long as the principles being defended are sound. This idea was illustrated through examples of Eric Weinstein's invitation to Shabbat dinner and the professor's own experience with criticism in Quebec. By maintaining dignity and refusing to abase oneself, one can defend their principles and contribute to a stronger, more resilient society.

    • The Importance of Apologies and Humility in RelationshipsApologies should be genuine and sincere, not every situation calls for an apology, consider circumstances and values, humility is crucial in relationships, find spiritual moments in everyday life, whether through religion or personal experiences.

      Apologies are important in maintaining relationships, but they should be genuine and sincere. The speaker argues that in a successful relationship, one must be willing to apologize when they have truly wronged their partner. However, they also emphasize that not every situation calls for an apology, and it's essential to consider the circumstances and the values at play. The speaker draws on personal experiences and religious beliefs to illustrate the importance of humility and seeking spiritual moments in life, whether through religion or other means. They also touch upon the idea that even without a belief in God, one can still find meaning and spirituality in everyday experiences and actions. The speaker expresses fascination with the modern context and how people relate to religion differently, with some seeing it as a universal force that helps people find meaning and purpose in life.

    • The Complexity of Belief in ReligionDespite the potential benefits of belief in religion, the contradictory information it contains raises questions about accepting false beliefs for functional benefits.

      While there are valid reasons for believing in something larger than oneself, such as the functional benefits and the human need to believe, religion can also be problematic due to the vast amount of contradictory information it contains. Blaise Pascal's argument for belief, which suggests that it's optimal to believe even if it might be false, raises the question of whether it's acceptable to believe in something that isn't true for functional benefits. This is a complex issue, especially when dealing with difficult situations like a child's illness. Richard Dawkins, who criticizes religion, likely understands the reasons people have for believing, but his hostility towards it may be unwarranted. Ultimately, the challenge lies in navigating the complex relationship between belief, truth, and functional benefits.

    • Religion as a meme: Ideas that travel through timeReligion packages fundamental answers into memes, utilizing neuronal systems for transmission, and can adapt or exapt to survive and propagate

      Memes, as introduced by Richard Dawkins, are ideas that travel across time due to their simplicity and ease of transmission. Religion utilizes this concept by packaging important ideas into memes, providing answers to fundamental questions through divine edicts. When the reasons behind certain practices are unknown, attributing them to God becomes an effective way to transmit the idea. The evolution of religion can be explained through the lens of adaptation or exaptation. Adaptation suggests that religious traits confer survival or reproductive advantages, while exaptation posits that religion piggybacks on neuronal systems that evolved for other purposes. The discussion also touched upon the possibility of religious practices arising from a lack of understanding of biological causes and the role of memes in their propagation.

    • Religion and the Divide: Understanding Coalitional PsychologyReligion's role in creating 'us vs them' mentality is innate, but it can lead to division. Evolution of moral compass is crucial for distinguishing good from bad without relying solely on religion.

      Religion, throughout history, has played a significant role in shaping human groups and their mentality, often dividing the world into "us" and "them." This mindset, known as coalitional psychology, is an innate part of the human mind. Religions, such as the Abrahamic ones, have piggybacked on this mechanism by creating their own "blue teams" and "red teams," which can lead to division and fragmentation. The combination of social media algorithms and the breakdown of religion as a unifying narrative has exacerbated this issue. While religion contains wisdom and morality, it also includes elements that are immoral and insane. Instead of relying solely on religion for moral guidance, it's essential to evolve a moral compass that allows us to distinguish between good and bad without the need for a celestial dictator. In essence, we need a new organizing framework to help us collectively kneel for the same reason.

    • Two paths to a sense of immortality and purposeHave children or create something lasting, prioritize health with tech like Lumen, and use advanced business platforms to grow

      There are alternative ways to achieve a sense of immortality and purpose in life beyond religious beliefs. The speaker suggests two paths: having children to carry on one's genes and creating something meaningful that lasts beyond one's lifetime. The speaker also emphasizes the importance of personal health and using technology to improve it, such as the handheld device Lumen. Additionally, the competition in business is intense, and using advanced platforms like Shopify can help entrepreneurs stay competitive and grow their businesses effectively.

    • Protecting Personal Data and Building ConnectionsConsider using DeleteMe to remove personal data from data broker sites and maintain online privacy. Focus on fostering connections in real life while promoting understanding within communities.

      In today's digital age, protecting your personal data is crucial to maintaining privacy. Companies sell your personal information to the highest bidders, and it can be found on various data broker and people search sites. To regain control, consider using DeleteMe, a service that eliminates your personal data from these sites and monitors them to prevent reposting. On a different note, the human need for connection and belonging is deeply rooted in our brains, creating an "in group" and "out group." While the idea of peaceful coexistence among countries is desirable, it may not be realistic. Instead, we should focus on promoting love and understanding within our own communities, while being prepared for potential conflicts with others. In essence, prioritize protecting your privacy online and fostering connections in the real world.

    • Perspective shapes our responses to situationsUnderstanding different perspectives enriches our understanding of complex issues, despite potential disagreements or offensiveness.

      Perspective plays a significant role in how we perceive and respond to situations. Two individuals, despite encountering the same stimulus, can have vastly different interpretations. One may see the value in a more charitable perspective, while the other may take a less charitable stance. This difference can lead to various responses and outcomes. However, it's essential to remember that both perspectives offer valuable insights, and the most useful opinion often comes from considering multiple viewpoints. Additionally, freedom of speech is crucial for allowing individuals to express their thoughts, even if they may be offensive or disagreeable. It's important to recognize that everyone has their red lines and that the diversity of perspectives, though challenging, ultimately leads to a more nuanced understanding of complex issues.

    • Balancing individual freedom and the common goodIndividual freedom is essential for dignity and happiness, but excessive government intervention can hinder it. Find a balance to ensure both individual and societal prosperity.

      Individual freedom, including financial rewards for personal creations, is essential for personal dignity and happiness. However, excessive government intervention, such as high taxes, can hinder individual freedom and lead to a lack of individual dignity. It's important to find a balance between individual freedom and the common good. The discussion also touched upon the idea that people should be paid fairly for their work and that excessive taxes can be a form of slavery. Ultimately, the goal is to create a society where individuals are free to flourish while also ensuring that the greatest number of people are thriving.

    • Perception of Unfairness in Current Tax SystemThe current tax system's perceived unfairness can lead to dissatisfaction among those who pay more, but a flat tax may not be the solution, as it could lead to austerity. Instead, a fairer system that respects individual financial discipline and merit is advocated.

      The current tax system, particularly progressive taxation, can be perceived as unfair and unsustainable by those who pay a larger share. This perspective is rooted in the belief that individual differences in income outcomes do not necessarily equate to injustice, but rather the result of talents, efforts, and merits. The proposed solution of a flat tax, where everyone pays the same fee, can lead to austerity and potential unrest. However, the current system, with its lack of accountability and consequences for excessive spending, also requires reevaluation. The speaker argues against the socialist welfare state mentality that seeks to equalize outcomes at the expense of those who have worked harder or earned more. Instead, he advocates for a fairer system that respects individual financial discipline and merit.

    • Understanding the Complexities of Taxes and InequalityEffective governance is crucial to address taxes, inequality, and historical cycles, preventing potential social unrest and civil conflict.

      Taxes and income inequality are complex issues with far-reaching consequences. The speaker emphasizes that while they are willing to pay taxes, they want to see good results. However, they express concern that the government doesn't always set clear goals or measure success effectively, leading to a sense of excessive taxation and potential social unrest. The speaker references Ray Dalio, the founder of the world's largest hedge fund, who predicts that the US is in the fifth stage of a debt cycle that could lead to a civil war within the next five years due to increasing inequality. The speaker emphasizes the importance of understanding historical cycles and the potential consequences of not addressing these issues. In summary, the speaker advocates for a clear understanding of the complexities of taxes, income inequality, and historical cycles, and the need for effective governance to mitigate potential social unrest.

    • Personal freedom is essential for happinessPersonal freedom allows individuals to express themselves creatively, have control over their work schedule, and make decisions unencumbered, contributing to overall satisfaction and happiness.

      Personal freedom is a crucial element in achieving happiness. This freedom can manifest in various ways, such as having creativity impulse and temporal freedom in one's job. Creativity impulse refers to the ability to express oneself and instantiate one's unique talents, while temporal freedom means having control over when, what, and how long one works. The example of a soccer player illustrates how freedom is essential in all aspects of life, not just in professional pursuits. Freedom allows individuals to make decisions and move around unencumbered by external constraints. Ultimately, personal agency and autonomy are essential components of happiness, as they enable individuals to decide what they do and when they do it. The ability to have control over one's life and work is a fundamental human need and a key ingredient in achieving overall satisfaction and happiness.

    • Finding Personal Fulfillment in Career and LifeSelf-knowledge is essential for making career decisions, and embracing rejection and failure can lead to personal fulfillment and success.

      Personal freedom and agency are fundamental to human happiness, but not everyone has the means or circumstances to pursue their desires. Some people may find themselves in jobs that don't align with their passions or creative impulses, leading to a sense of dissatisfaction and unhappiness. The speaker suggests that self-knowledge is crucial in making decisions about one's career path. For some, entrepreneurship may be a desirable option due to a need for control and a high risk tolerance, but it comes with its own challenges and potential for failure. The speaker encourages embracing rejection and failure as part of the journey towards success, citing examples of successful individuals who faced numerous rejections before achieving greatness. Ultimately, the key is to identify what brings personal fulfillment and to pursue it, even if it means taking risks and facing challenges along the way.

    • Embracing challenges and pushing out of comfort zonesChoosing to face difficult decisions and challenges can help us grow and become the best versions of ourselves, even if it's uncomfortable at first.

      Living a meaningful and fulfilling life often requires embracing challenges and taking the path of greatest resistance. This was exemplified in the speaker's personal journey from a aspiring soccer player to a professor, who, after facing injuries, chose to study pure mathematics despite being unlikely to become a professor in that field. This decision served as a great stressor and trained his mind to be rigorous and analytical, preparing him for a life of ideas. The speaker emphasized the importance of being antifragile, or resilient to failure, in academia and in life in general. He encouraged making decisions that push us out of our comfort zones and challenge us, as these experiences help us grow and become the best versions of ourselves. Ultimately, the goal is to feel good about ourselves when we're alone, which can only be achieved by being true to ourselves and not compromising our beliefs for external validation.

    • Understanding Personal Traits and Their Evolutionary AdvantagesRecognizing unique personal traits and their evolutionary origins can foster self-awareness and personal growth.

      Everyone has unique personal traits that drive their actions and reactions. Some people prioritize purity and perfection, leading to indignation when faced with the "ugliness" of the outside world. Others possess a superpower like righteous indignation, which eliminates fear and anxiety. The evolutionary perspective suggests that these traits have evolutionary advantages and have shaped human behavior throughout history. However, not all philosophies, such as stoicism, align perfectly with evolutionary principles. Ultimately, understanding these animating spirits and how they shape our beliefs and actions can lead to greater self-awareness and personal growth.

    • The importance of rigor in evolutionary psychologyTo avoid being dismissed as unfalsifiable storytelling, evolutionary psychology requires a rigorous standard of evidence and clear understanding of connective tissue between ideas.

      While evolutionary psychology can be a valuable scientific field, it requires a rigorous standard of evidence and a clear understanding of the connective tissue between ideas to avoid being dismissed as unfalsifiable storytelling. Authenticity and strategic clarity are essential for effective communication and growth, but finding the right balance can be challenging. The price of being authentic and strategic includes the potential for emotional friction and the need to align oneself with specific lanes or areas of focus. The loss of playfulness and the pressure to dial down in the current cultural climate can be tragic, as humanity may lose valuable perspectives and expressions.

    • Understanding Human Psychology: A Key to Success and InspirationRecognizing and understanding human psychology is essential for success and inspiration. Authenticity and principle-driven decisions are important, even if it means missing out on exceptional talent. Intelligence and profundity come in various forms, not just through academic degrees.

      The ability to identify and understand human psychology is crucial for success and inspiration. The speaker expresses admiration for this quality, drawing parallels between the awe-inspiring performances of great athletes and comedians, and the potential for personal growth. He emphasizes the importance of authenticity and refuses to compromise one's principles, even if it means missing out on witnessing exceptional talent. The speaker also highlights the importance of recognizing intelligence and profundity in various forms, not just through academic degrees. Overall, the conversation underscores the significance of psychological acuity and the potential for inspiration and growth.

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    In this episode, you will travel through a conversation with Jordan and Tom that will push your view of peer groups, their role in shaping your identity, and how your responsibilities lie within your willingness to sacrifice and strive for more. Jordan explores the importance of slaying your dragons, and understanding that the ultimate battle is with yourself. [Original air date: 3-4-21]. SHOW NOTES: Self-Identity | Jordan explains his theory for how identity is a dramatic role we play out. [1:33] Logical Landscape | Jordan introduces subjective and objective experiences. [7:53] Questioning Yourself | Jordan explains not getting what you want and identity. [9:10] Functional identity | Jordan explains a functional identity that gets what you want. [12:03] Tyranny of Culture | Jordan explains the reality of how social molding crushes identity. [15:19] Uncertainty | Jordan explains why people have a low tolerance to uncertainty [20:30] Defining Identity | Tom and Jordan explore the elements of what makes identity. [23:49] Identity Narrative | Jordan adds the fundamental element of identity and the story you tell together. [25:05] Non-Negotiated Identity | Jordan explains the problem with insisting on an identity. [30:00] Ethical Statement | Jordan explains the relationship between behavior and ethical statements. [37:30] Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Jordan reveals why you should run experiments to improve your quality of life. [44:05] Resentment | Jordan uncovers the social and mental condition of acting from resentment. [48:15] Artists | Jordan describes artists as intuitive and able to live in chaos and see possibility. [1:01:05] Striving for More | Jordan questions the need to strive versus being happy with who and what we are. [1:04:26] Slay the Dragon | Jordan elevates the meaning of slaying the dragon. [1:10:09] Aim at One Thing | Jordan advises that aiming at something is better than nothing. [1:18:10] Reality | Jordan shares a variation of Darwinian reality and objective reality. [1:22:05] Prejudice Viewpoints | Jordan expands the idea of prejudices needed from excess information. [1:26:14] Beyond Order | Jordan gets vulnerable and hopes it alleviates unnecessary suffering.” [1:37:10] SPONSORS: Head to https://netsuite.com/THEORY for Netsuite’s one-of-a-kind flexible financing program for a few more weeks! Head to https://eightsleep.com/impact/ and use code IMPACT to get $350 off your Pod 4 Ultra. Explore the Range Rover Sport at https://www.LandRoverUSA.com Go to https://AmericanFinancing.net/Impact to regain control of your finances Get 5 free AG1 Travel Packs and a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/impact. Secure your digital life with proactive protection for your assets, identity, family, and tech – Go to https://aura.com/IMPACT to start your free two-week trial. Take control of your gut health by going to https://tryviome.com/impact and use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first 3 months and free shipping. ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Break Free from Financial Lies: The Truth About Money | Tom Bilyeu (Replay)

    Break Free from Financial Lies: The Truth About Money | Tom Bilyeu (Replay)
    On Today's Episode: Money allows you to cover your basic needs and it also gives you the ability to have new experiences and do really cool sh*t. No it doesn’t buy happiness, but not having the money you need to cover basics in life can make you feel really miserable. In this money talk with Tom, we’re going to look at habits you have around money, both good and bad, and we’re going to help you find the path forward to what your version of financial success looks like. Your money habits, what you focus on, the story you have around money and your financial literacy are all important factors. Let’s get you in the right mindset to: Break away from the Time for Money tradeoff we’ve adopted Start seeing money as potential to solve problems that allow you to earn more Build habits that allow you to grow wealth [Original air date: 10-15-22]. SHOW NOTES: 0:00 | Introduction to Money Talk 0:21 | Money The Great Facilitator 9:13 | Master the Game of Money 17:19 | Break Habits That Keep You Broke 35:17 | Adopt These Habits of the Wealthy 49:32 | Chasing Money for Happiness QUOTES: “Money is the great facilitator. Money doesn’t say anything about who you are as a person. It doesn’t mean that you’re good, it doesn’t mean that you are bad.” [0:32] “Learn about money, master the game, so that you can play it very well.” [12:40] “Money is not going to solve anything but money problems.” [16:58] “Most people live paycheck to paycheck, even people that are making six-figures live paycheck to paycheck.” [17:56] “If you’re not investing you’re going to be getting eaten alive by inflation.” [20:04] “People are spending all of their money. Debt habit number one, you’re spending all of your money on liabilities and not assets.” [29:55] “Be very thoughtful as you’re exchanging time for money. Don’t forget that you also want to be in a position where you can exchange skill set for money…” [34:37] “People that get wealthy, [...] all they think about are solutions.” [36:33] “If you turn to people for a handout all you’ll ever get is what they’re willing to put in your hand.” [38:37] “Wealthy people that know how to use debt effectively, [...] they don’t sell the asset, they borrow against the asset.” [43:44] Follow Tom Bilyeu: Website: https://impacttheory.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TomBilyeu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tombilyeu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tombilyeu/ SPONSORS: Go to https://shopify.com/impact right now to grow your business no matter what stage you're in Head to https://eightsleep.com/impact/ and use code IMPACT to get $350 off your Pod 4 Ultra.  Visit https://betterhelp.com/impacttheory today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://butcherbox.com/IMPACT and use code IMPACT at checkout and enjoy your choice of bone-in chicken thighs, top sirloins, or salmon in every box for an entire year, plus get $20 off ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    America is Collapsing Like Rome | Patrick Bet David PT 2

    America is Collapsing Like Rome | Patrick Bet David PT 2
    Welcome back to part two! In today's episode, Tom sits down with the dynamic entrepreneur, author, and podcast host, Patrick Bet David. With a journey that saw his podcast grow from zero to over five million subscribers, Patrick delves into the power of engaging in diverse conversations and the crucial role of incentives in decision-making. Together, Tom and Patrick explore what draws high-performing individuals to a company and emphasize the importance of self-awareness, leadership, and motivation. From the impacts of societal structures and economic policies to the essential qualities of effective leadership, this episode is packed with thought-provoking insights. Patrick shares his gripping experiences from the military, discusses the influence of major political decisions, and reflects on vital cultural topics like the American flag, LGBTQ rights, and the role of immigrants in America. Through personal anecdotes, Patrick and Tom illustrate the power of setting specific goals, managing market fluctuations, and navigating complex economic landscapes. Join us as we uncover how to harness power and aggression for success, understand the complexities of today's political and economic world, and inspire the next generation of leaders. This episode is a masterclass in navigating life's challenging paths with resilience and strategic thinking. SHOW NOTES 00:00 Printing money raises inflation, affecting all costs. 22:00 Adapt and learn new skills to survive. 36:31 Power requires calculated unpredictability for strategic advantage. 48:56 Importance of clarifying and understanding personal values. 01:08:08 Investor questions: team, background, tech, results, funds. 01:22:02 Attacking structure leads to complications and division. 01:38:09 Discussion on immigration and educational qualifications importance. 01:56:24 Embrace aggression as one of your gears. 02:15:34 Struggling with understanding and fearing uncertain future. 02:21:28 Faith, data, and results shape our actions. 02:48:29 Believe in impact, self-ownership, responsibility, and society's vision. 02:56:21 Book discusses choosing enemies and personal breakthrough SPONSORS: Go to https://shopify.com/impact right now to grow your business no matter what stage you're in Head to https://eightsleep.com/impact/ and use code IMPACT to get $350 off your Pod 4 Ultra.  Visit https://betterhelp.com/impacttheory today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://butcherbox.com/IMPACT and use code IMPACT at checkout and enjoy your choice of bone-in chicken thighs, top sirloins, or salmon in every box for an entire year, plus get $20 off Get 5 free AG1 Travel Packs and a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/impact. Secure your digital life with proactive protection for your assets, identity, family, and tech – Go to https://aura.com/IMPACT to start your free two-week trial. Take control of your gut health by going to https://tryviome.com/impact and use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first 3 months and free shipping. ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    America is Collapsing Like Rome | Patrick Bet David PT 1

    America is Collapsing Like Rome | Patrick Bet David PT 1
    Welcome to another compelling episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu! In today's episode, Tom sits down with the dynamic entrepreneur, author, and podcast host, Patrick Bet David. With a journey that saw his podcast grow from zero to over five million subscribers, Patrick delves into the power of engaging in diverse conversations and the crucial role of incentives in decision-making. Together, Tom and Patrick explore what draws high-performing individuals to a company and emphasize the importance of self-awareness, leadership, and motivation. From the impacts of societal structures and economic policies to the essential qualities of effective leadership, this episode is packed with thought-provoking insights. Patrick shares his gripping experiences from the military, discusses the influence of major political decisions, and reflects on vital cultural topics like the American flag, LGBTQ rights, and the role of immigrants in America. Through personal anecdotes, Patrick and Tom illustrate the power of setting specific goals, managing market fluctuations, and navigating complex economic landscapes. Join us as we uncover how to harness power and aggression for success, understand the complexities of today's political and economic world, and inspire the next generation of leaders. This episode is a masterclass in navigating life's challenging paths with resilience and strategic thinking. SHOW NOTES 00:00 Printing money raises inflation, affecting all costs. 22:00 Adapt and learn new skills to survive. 36:31 Power requires calculated unpredictability for strategic advantage. 48:56 Importance of clarifying and understanding personal values. 01:08:08 Investor questions: team, background, tech, results, funds. 01:22:02 Attacking structure leads to complications and division. 01:38:09 Discussion on immigration and educational qualifications importance. 01:56:24 Embrace aggression as one of your gears. 02:15:34 Struggling with understanding and fearing uncertain future. 02:21:28 Faith, data, and results shape our actions. 02:48:29 Believe in impact, self-ownership, responsibility, and society's vision. 02:56:21 Book discusses choosing enemies and personal breakthrough SPONSORS: Go to https://shopify.com/impact right now to grow your business no matter what stage you're in Head to https://eightsleep.com/impact/ and use code IMPACT to get $350 off your Pod 4 Ultra.  Visit https://betterhelp.com/impacttheory today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://butcherbox.com/IMPACT and use code IMPACT at checkout and enjoy your choice of bone-in chicken thighs, top sirloins, or salmon in every box for an entire year, plus get $20 off Get 5 free AG1 Travel Packs and a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/impact. Secure your digital life with proactive protection for your assets, identity, family, and tech – Go to https://aura.com/IMPACT to start your free two-week trial. Take control of your gut health by going to https://tryviome.com/impact and use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first 3 months and free shipping. ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    If Biden Wins In 2024, This Happens! | Dave Rubin PT 2

    If Biden Wins In 2024, This Happens! | Dave Rubin PT 2
    Welcome to Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu! In today's episode, we have an in-depth and provocative conversation with our guest, Dave Rubin. From political power plays to personal reflections, this episode covers it all. Dave opens up about a near-death experience that changed his perspective, balancing fatherhood with professional commitments, and why he supports certain political figures over others. We dive into the complexities of Biden’s cognitive decline and the media’s narrative control. Dave gives his candid views on the Democratic Party's pursuit of power, the implications of money printing, and the true cost of war. We explore the Israel-Palestine conflict, the foundational values of America, and the implications of immigration policies on national identity. Dave also reveals his thoughts on potential presidential candidates, like RFK's impact on political dynamics, and offers a candid look at Trump’s achievements and faults. Adding depth to our discussion, we address the moral and ideological divides affecting the United States and dig into controversial topics, including diverse religious integration, socialism, and international politics. Join us for a thought-provoking episode that challenges conventional wisdom and pushes the boundaries of political and cultural discourse. Don’t miss this episode where we confront the uncomfortable truths and explore the profound questions shaping our world today. Follow Me, Tom Bilyeu: Website: https://impacttheoryuniversity.com/ X: https://twitter.com/TomBilyeu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tombilyeu/ SPONSORS: Go to https://impacttheory.co/ShopifyJuly24 right now to grow your business no matter what stage you're in Head to https://impacttheory.co/EightsleepJuly24 and use code IMPACT to get $350 off your Pod 4 Ultra.  Visit https://impacttheory.co/BetterhelpJuly24 today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://impacttheory.co/ButcherboxJuly24 and use code IMPACT at checkout and enjoy your choice of bone-in chicken thighs, top sirloins, or salmon in every box for an entire year, plus get $20 off Get 5 free AG1 Travel Packs and a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/impact. Secure your digital life with proactive protection for your assets, identity, family, and tech – Go to https://aura.com/IMPACT to start your free two-week trial. Take control of your gut health by going to https://tryviome.com/impact and use code IMPACT to get 20% off your first 3 months and free shipping. ***Are You Ready for EXTRA Impact?*** If you’re ready to find true fulfillment, strengthen your focus, and ignite your true potential, the Impact Theory subscription was created just for you.  *New episodes delivered ad-free, EXCLUSIVE access to hundreds of archived Impact Theory episodes, Tom AMAs, and so much more!* This is not for the faint of heart. This is for those who dare to learn obsessively, every day, day after day. *****Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3PCvJaz***** Subscribe on all other platforms (Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podcast Republic, Podkicker, and more) : https://impacttheorynetwork.supercast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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