Sulaiman, Nasa discussed on Think Again

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And you can see a across an entire continent and and you're, you're peering into something that is brand new for humanity. So I think it's worth asking yourself what risks are worth taking. And once you've decided to take them, then change who you are so that you can win. You can defeat, you can master that thing and open a door for yourself that otherwise was just shut. This is just such a bizarre juxtapose ish in these two videos. I don't know if that is part of the fun of this. It's probably unintended, but that is part of the fun. Hopefully. So the first thing is they're both so Americans. So it's kind of crazy turn TV sitting here with less stress than our national guests talking about these very, very American things that are also kind of polar opposites in terms of that perspective. So here we have this kind of radical individualism, this embrace of absolute freedom and exceptionalism, and the idea of like the priority being, what do I get out of the world and out of the universe? And how can I best exploit those opportunities risk taking is all about my experience on maybe my. My personal growth. There's also this very American idea of self improvement. So this this trajectory of the south. So you start out as an inexperience of he'd become an experienced south and you're then a winner. He even uses the word. He's Canadian, you said, but still it's kind of the same philosophy worked for NASA. So and then on the other end of the spectrum, you have people who because of structural inequalities and because of a system kind of running rampant, an economic system capitalism, basically rent western capitalism, running rampant. There's a possibility of like taking a risk so that you advance yourself in a market when your family is starving, because it literally has no access to veg doubles your whole life. Every day is probably characterized by risk in that kind of situation, but the reward is not soaring over the best Cozma straight. Yes, exactly. Yeah. This juxtaposition between walking and going in to the universe on the rocket. Is such a foles. It doesn't work like this walking is something very natural, which is coming to us, you know, a naturally and traveling into the universe and in in a rocket is completely something completely artificial venting. So you cannot make those two things in comparative in compare this those two to think. And then if you under us to estimate this juxtapose with, then you see that entire lecture of this guy is false. I mean, the other thing that I was skeptical about is this this hierarchy of risk to risk and reward. I mean, this is a very American idea. This idea that you should push yourself to the most extreme possible risk. And I think that that message is very dangerous for a lot of people and a lot of like chill. Growing up, for example, who either might take risks that will kill them for no good reason or or who are maybe more shy and maybe need to learn more gradually. It just feels like a threatening. Awesome. Eight threatening male, patriarch of young alpha. Yeah, males. And speaking of alpha males. One of the things that I noticed in your book is that there are a lot of women in the book that would likely have been left out of the story of history like the daughter, the daughter carrying on the work of the anatomist. The daughter of Sulaiman is his first name and he's like former servant to an Austrian emperor who is now like stuffed and on display, and she keeps writing these messages that appear throughout the book to the Austrian emperor and they just go into the the void. You know, we assume they were never answered, and this seems to be something that runs throughout the book these women that are like doing heroic or important things that you know, we'll just be kind of swept away into the river of misery..

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