Best 183 Quotes & Tweets on Environment

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1

The more neatly you fit into society, the less free you actually are.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

All social media oligopolists, not just TikTok, should open their recommendation algorithms to scrutiny. They are programming our minds and our societies.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

The only two ways to coordinate human societies at scale are free markets and physical power. Any ideology rejecting free markets is just advocating for power. Socialism, communism, and fascism all converge to the same endpoint - rule by the biggest thug.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

The modern mental illness is anxiety. The symptom is inability to fall asleep. The evidence is pills, meditation apps, opioids, and sleep trackers. The causes are oversocialization and overstimulation.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

The larger the group, the worse the conversation.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

If your opinions line up neatly with those of your friends and colleagues, they’re not your opinions.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

It’s becoming easier and easier to be social, but exceptional people are built in solitude.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Take feedback from nature and markets, not from people.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

A group of people who think differently is a market. A group of people who think alike is a mob.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

Modern society will shame you for earning money, shame you for being happy, shame you for being raised well, shame you for having children, and ultimately, shame you for existing. It isn’t just religion that controls you by declaring you a sinner.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

Externally, be humble. Internally, be confident.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

12

Your actions are a consequence of your thoughts. Your thoughts are a consequence of what you consume. And in the modern age, what you consume is largely a consequence of how you select and refine your social media feed. Choose better inputs. Get better outputs.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

13

⬆️ Environment, localism, borders, guns, DIY, right to try, science, tech, remote/gig work, universal healthcare, hygiene, autonomy. ⬇️ Urbanization, offices, globalism, mass transport, open borders, bureaucrats, 9-5, Feds. Tech-savvy farmers rising, urban socialites falling.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

14

One of the most effective things you can do to build better habits is to join a culture where your desired behavior is the normal behavior. New habits seem achievable when you see others doing them every day.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

15

Sources of personal competitive advantage: - delayed gratification - capital - network (who you know) - unique skills or combinations - platform - ability to suffer - family / home life - speed - ability to change your mind - ability to learn/adapt

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

It turns out that we have a collective immune system, not just an individual one.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

17

The more disciplined your environment is, the less disciplined you need to be. Don't swim upstream.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

18

Now that the world’s police station is burning, expect more global conflict.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

19

In an older society with few resources and mechanical work, the scheduled life is the most productive. In a modern society with permissionless leverage and creative work, the unscheduled life is the most productive.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

20

The key, if you want to build habits that last, is to join a group where the desired behavior is the normal behavior.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

21

The idea that "change is hard" is one of the biggest myths about human behavior. The truth is, you change effortlessly and all the time. The primary job of the brain is to adjust your behavior based on the environment. Design a better environment. Change will happen naturally.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

22

Be right, when everyone else is wrong, at scale.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

23

Books for mindset. Quiet time to think for strategy. Conversations with successful peers for tactics.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

24

3 things that help habits stick: 1) Repetition. Habits form based on frequency, not time. 2) Stable context. If the context is always changing, so is the behavior. You need a reliable environment. 3) Positive emotions. If it feels good, you’ll want to repeat it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

25

The most effective networking strategy I’ve found has nothing to do with conferences, cocktail hours, cold emails, or any of the common ideas you hear. 1) Do interesting things. 2) Share them publicly. Like-minded people will come to you.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

26

In business, you'll learn more by making friends with peers who are two steps ahead of you than you will from mentors. In life, you'll learn more by making friends with someone who is two decades older than you than you will from peers.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

27

If you want to be in the top 1% of a particular domain, then you can’t take your cues from and follow the social norms of 99% of people. This is harder than it sounds. We are wired to imitate. The further you want to climb, the more carefully you need to construct your tribe.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

28

A well-designed market for betting on climate change would allow the communities at greatest risk to buy insurance and literally transfer wealth from the ignorant to the knowledgeable.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

29

The way to attract good luck is to be reliable in a valuable area. The more you repeatedly deliver value, the more people seek you out for that value. Your reputation is a magnet. Once you become known for something, relevant opportunities come to you with no extra work.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

30

Any discipline or institution whose output is to tell people how to think and behave eventually gets co-opted and corrupted. Only disciplines and institutions whose output tells us how to manipulate nature, tools, and systems can stay objective.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

31

Surround yourself with people who want to have conversations, not win conversations

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

32

Cultivate people in your life whose normal behavior is your desired behavior.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

33

Mental distancing means staying away from people infected with anger, rudeness, poor thinking, superiority, etc.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

34

If you wish you would take something more seriously, do it publicly. Publishing an article pressures you to think clearly. Competing in a race pressures you to train consistently. Presenting on any topic pressures you to learn it. Social pressure forces you to up your game.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

35

What matters has sharply come into focus. Family matters. Love matters. Kindness matters. Health matters. Generosity matters. People matter. Community matters. The rest is just noise.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

36

The bar for who you spend time with should be incredibly high.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

37

Overrated goals: -Get a high-status job -Build a big social media following -Hit the bestseller list one week -Raise lots of money from investors Underrated goals: -Get a flexible job -Build a big email list -Write a book that sells every week -Earn lots of profit from customers

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

38

Twitter is a way to broadcast messages to hundreds of millions of people to find the few dozen that you actually want to talk to.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

39

The more exceptional your environment, the less exceptional you need to be. True for your physical environment. True for your digital environment. True for your social environment. Upgrade all three phases and mix in some consistent effort, and you've got a potent combination.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

40

Better to find a new audience than to write for the audience.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

41

In the long-run (and often in the short-run), your willpower will never beat your environment.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

42

The logic of violence determines the structure of society. ("The Sovereign Individual" thesis)

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

43

Your relationships unconsciously shape almost everything about your life. They influence what you eat, how much you exercise, how you think, and how happy you are. Removing the wrong relationships is as important as cultivating the right ones.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

44

The right relationships (friends, co-workers, spouse) 10x your impact. The wrong ones, cut it in half.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

45

How to be a better engineer: work with great engineers. How to be a better founder: spend time with great founders. How to be happier: surround yourself with happy people.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

46

The farther away a problem is, the easier it looks to solve. The closer you get, the more respect you'll have for the people working on it. But the only way to fully empathize is to work on the problem yourself.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

47

The patterns of the people around you eventually become your patterns.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

48

Surround yourself with people that celebrate growth

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

49

Modern society is defined by an excess of opportunity. We have more information, more products, and more options than ever before. As a result, curating, filtering, and refining are more important skills than ever before. Those who edit best will find the signal in the noise.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

50

Society would be better off if we gave people more credit for trying and less credit for succeeding.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl