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A Calm Mind, a Fit Body, a House Full of Love
A Calm Mind, a Fit Body, a House Full of Love

A Calm Mind, a Fit Body, a House Full of Love

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Naval Ravikant
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May 21, 2019
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The last tweet on the topic of working for the long term is that when you're finally wealthy, you'll realize that it wasn't what you were seeking in the first place, but that's for another day.
That's a multi our topic in of itself. First of all, it's that was a really clever way to end the whole thing because it disarms a whole set of people who say well, you know, what's the point of getting rich because a lot of people who just like the status signal virtue signal against the idea of wealth creation or making money. So it was just a good way to disarm all of them, but it's also true in that the things that you really want in life. Yes money will solve all your money problems, but it doesn't get you everywhere the first thing you realize when you made a bunch of money is that you're still the same person if you're happy, you're happy. If you're unhappy you're unhappy if you're calm and fulfilled and peaceful. You're still that same person. I know lots of very rich people who are extremely out of shape. I know lots of rich people who have really bad family lives. I know lots of rich people who are internally a mess. So,
Lean on another tweet that I put out, which is actually when I think back on it, I think it's my favorite tweet of mine. It's not necessarily the most insightful. It's not necessarily the most helpful. It's not even the one I think about the most but I just went to look at it. There's just such a certain truth in there that it just resonates. And that is that a Calm Mind a Fit Body and a house full of love. These things cannot be bought. They must be earned. Even if you have all the money in the world, you can't have those three things. Jeff Bezos still has to work out. He still has to work on his marriage or whatever is next relationship is and his internal mental state is still going to be very much not controlled by external events. It's going to be based on how calm and peaceful he's inside. So I think those three things your health your mental health and your close relationships are things that you have to cultivate and can probably bring you a lot more peace and happiness than any amount of money ever will so that's what I meant now how to get there is actually a tweet storm that I still need to put out. I've been working on it. I have probably a hundred tweets on
It it's just very hard to say anything on the topic without getting attacked from 50 different directions, especially these days on Twitter. So I've been hesitant to do it because I want to Target it for a very specific kind of person. There's a bunch of people who don't believe that working on your internal state is useful there to focus on the external and that's fine. There's nothing wrong with that. They should do that. And that's who the how to get rich tweet storm is for there's a bunch of people who believe that the only thing worth working on is complete Liberation like you become the Buddha and they'll attack anything in the middle is being useless. That's fine too. But most people aren't there. So what I want to do is to create a tweet storm that is just very practical advice for everyday people who want to have a Kamar internal State just a set of understandings realizations half-truths and truths that if you were to imbibe them properly and again, these are just pointers to ideas that you already have and experiences that you already have that if you keep these top of Mind slowly, but steadily it will
Pew with certain realizations that will lead you to a Kamar internal State that's why I want to work on Fitness is another big one. I'm just not the expert there. There are plenty of good people on Twitter were better Fitness than me and I think loving household and relationships actually automatically falls out of the other things if you have a calm mind and if you've already made money, you should have good relationship. There's no reason why you shouldn't a lot of divorces actually happen over money. Unfortunately. This is the reality of it. So having money removes that part of it a lot of external battles happen because your internal state is not good when you are naturally internally peaceful, you're going to pick less fights. She going to be more loving without expecting anything in return and that will take care of things on the external relationship front.
So money solves your money problems money buys you freedom in the material world. I think that was a tweet from your cutting room floor and money lets you not do the things that you don't want to do.
Yeah to me the ultimate
With purpose of money is so that you do not have to be in a specific place at a specific time doing anything you don't want to do.