Episode 169: Dec 21, 2020
Why a society based on the idea of Merit – (Hard work pays off and the rewards are justified) is a flawed premise.
Success has two other prime variables that are not “hard work” dependent:
- Natural Ability/Skill – Character Aptitude
- Timing – That Skill is valued by society at that point in time
He makes the point that no matter how hard he(Michael) worked he will never be as good as LeBron in basketball. LeBron only makes millions now, because society values basketball in the present time, his skill would not have made him in a millionaire had be born in the 1600’s.