Step 7: Martin Seligman’s Salary Slave and Learned Helplessness

The Big Idea: Take risks in life

  • The modern education system trains students to rely on others for their education
  • Read a book a day and become self-educated for happiness
  • Learned helplessness exists in education, health, income, love
  • Great nations are born stoic and die epicurean
  • In the American economy today, the consequences of failure are not catastrophic
  • You have to take risks to be happy
  • Playing it too safe is penny wise and dollar foolish
  • Jeff bezos says to innovate out of your problem (use creativity)
  • Learned helplessness is almost synonymous with depression
  • The antithesis of helplessness is creativity
  • Read Schwarzenegger’s book, Total Recall, to learn about reps and sets
  • Sloth and unreliability will guarantee being unsuccessful

Tai Lopez is an entrepreneur, investor, and blogger who runs an awesome online book club. 67 Steps is a lecture series teaching how to be successful in health, wealth, love, and happiness.  I’m a big fan.


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