The latest Danger & Play podcast is a short one, as the real work is something you’ll have to put in on your time. The podcast’s subject matter seems a little obtuse at first, but things start making sense after a couple of minutes.
In fact, at first it sounds sort of nonsensical. By the time we get to the end, however, everything will seem so obvious. (You’ll have to listen to the podcast to understand why this is something so obvious and yet it’s never taught in schools.)
Click play, or download it at SoundCloud:
How can you discover your values as a man?
- Does a person who rejects religion and conventional morality have an ethical core?
- What are values?
- What society doesn’t teach you about values.
- How do your values become your standards?
- How can Warren Buffett help you discover your core values?
- Why you should look left, right, up and down to learn how to live.
- What happens to men like Jordan Belfort who have no values?
What are your core values?
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UPDATE: Listener/read CP provided these helpful show notes:
Thanks for another excellent podcast Mike. I took some notes while listening and thought others may glean something from the rough, unedited outline. Here it is:
A man needs a value set. It is his moral compass. No values equal no standards. You basically live the life of an animal.
How to find your values:
Look at three types of people and that is how you find your values:
3. Aspirational people.
Warren buffet: look at your peers and ask yourself who would I invest in. Who’s stock would I short? Why? No integrity? Over promise and under deliver? Shifty.
This is Aristotle’s virtue ethics methodology.
We have intuition and we are able to see their ethics and values.
Who was in mikes peer group: a professor at a military academy. He was always the guy who would pick you up at the airport.
Who wasn’t successful. Lied to professors. Wouldn’t own actions. Living mediocre life because he had no accountability or integrity.
Think about two or three people who are going to do well in life. From your peers that is.
Successful people who you look up to. Look at what they do. Eg trial lawyers who get up at 0500. Or large vocabulary presence in successful people. This means you get out of your comfort zone and work to read, write and talk to people who make you uncomfortable. This compliments brain research as well.
Society doesn’t teach these things because it is not in their interest. Being your own man vastly different than being someone else’s slave.
Finally look at the slothful slime bags below you. What do they do? What are they doing to other people. What values do they hold? What values are they holding that are particularly dispicable.
Write down one or two things about these people. Get a list of fifteen or twenty values. Think about them as a philosopher would. Which ones matter the most, make the biggest difference? Which values might you be drawn to because you have been sold somebody’s or society’s brainless values – consumerism, celebrity worship, big house in Hamptons. What values make you Happy and stir less at night? These are the values that are important. Happiness is paramount.
Don’t agonize in drafting this list. Act. Power is in doing. Don’t let great be the enemy of good. Start today.