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  • why-the-world-has-gone-crazy

    The ideas here are also closely related to those in [[The Power Paradox]], which has a great term for our obsession with successful individuals - [[narratives of exceptionalism]]. [[Dacher Keltner]] shares results from experiments in which less powerful people more likely to attribute success (of lack thereof) to an individual's environment, while more powerful people are likely to attribute success to an individual's "special gifts". More and more, I am starting appreciate environments over special individuals. It's starting to make me question my sources of inspiration, like The [[Tim Ferris]] Show and writing like Peter Thiel's Religion.

  • the-power-paradox

    The Power Paradox is a book by [[Dacher Keltner]]. He explores a new framing of power, shows that power is gained by empathy, then shows that once people gain power, they lose the empathy that awarded them power in the first place. He also explores the negative effects of powerlessness through examples from the poor town he was raised in.

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