Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant quotes on happiness

Indian-American entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder, chairman, and former CEO of AngelList.

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Money doesn’t buy happiness - it buys freedom.

2

A happy person isn’t someone who’s happy all the time. It’s someone who effortlessly interprets events in such a way that they don’t lose their innate peace.

3

The more seriously you take yourself, the unhappier you’re going to be.

4

The ideal school would teach health, wealth, and happiness. It‘d be free, self-paced, and available to all. It‘d show opposing ideas and students would self-verify truth. No grades, no tests, no diplomas - just learning. Actually, you’re already here. Careful who you follow.

5

Get wealthy, get healthy, get happy.

6

Money does buy happiness, if you earned it.

7

Two kinds of happiness. Worldly happiness is reward from our evolutionary program. Get praise, money, drugs, sex. It busies the mind with craving & anxiety. Internal happiness is reward from being in flow. Create, meditate, love, play. It clears the mind & leaves us in peace.

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You’re never going to be happy if you keep lying to yourself.

9

The fundamental delusion - there is something out there that will make me happy and fulfilled forever.

10

Choosing happiness doesn’t make anyone else worse off.

11

Whether you’re excited or nervous when your favorite asset falls in price marks whether you’re investing or merely speculating.

12

The experience of raising young children - when they’re happy, you’re happy.

13

When working, surround yourself with people more successful than you. When playing, surround yourself with people happier than you.

14

Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.

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The more secrets you have, the less happy you're going to be.

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Maybe happiness is not something you inherit, or even choose, but a highly personal skill that can be learned, like fitness or nutrition.

17

A friend who was very successful elsewhere and recently moved here, commented "people here [in Silicon Valley] don't seem very happy."

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