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.
Status games are multiplayer, zero-sum, hierarchical, judged socially.
Get grades, applause, titles now - emptiness later.
Natural games are single player, positive-sum, internal, judged by nature/markets.
Pay in pain now - get wealth, health, knowledge, peace, family later.
Money isn’t an invention. It isn’t even a discovery. It’s intrinsic to the human species.
It’s how we keep track of debts with strangers, and cooperate across genetic boundaries - something no other species can do.
Money is energy, one step removed.
We will always expend energy to obtain it, distribute it, and secure it, whether it’s via aircraft carriers, central bankers or data centers.
The energy expenditure can be masked but not removed. Someone will spend 99 cents to take a dollar.
Besides labor, which is fought over in the status hierarchy, leverage stems from technology. From tools to money to the printing press to the PC.
The latest is the “permissionlessly-programmable network.” Starting with the open Internet and now blockchain market-networks.