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Well, I come from Los Angeles. I was actually born in Los Angeles.
But I will say that the IQ levels in a place like that are generally a little bit lower than what I find here. I hope you understand. Basically, I started writing back in But I met somebody, we were in Italy together at the same time, working on a project, and it was a really awful Machiavellian environment, Yale second essay Italy, if you can imagine that.
And all of these terrible political games were being played. And we were just miserable and depressed.
This was actually He was a book packager and he asked me if I had any ideas for books. And all of this pain that I had been through in the work world with all of these political, conniving figures, it just came up out of me. It was a beautiful day in Venice, Italy, and I sort of improvised this idea for a book, and he loved it.
I may not be good at many things.
But I have this one expertise — why some people excel, why some people are superior in the political game or in their creativity or whatever it is. In figuring out what I wanted to talk to you about today, I was talking with Casper, who I want to thank for helping to organize this.
But there is an attitude towards life, a way of looking at things, a way of thinking that all of these people that I have been studying they all share this way of looking at the world. It is what I call radical realism. And the reason I call it radical is, realism has this idea of just understanding the world and it sort of has a cynical, sometimes an edge to it.
I want the idea of really, deeply understanding what life is about, how people operate in this world. And not only being realistic and understanding it, but accepting in a very deep way that this is what the world is like and actually loving it and embracing it and working with reality.
Kennedy, I believe they all share this kind of attitude. So, I am going to talk, hopefully not too long, because I really want to get to your questions, and I encourage you to barrage me with all kinds of difficult questions. I want to talk about three aspects of this attitude.
The first is, what I call, Machiavellian realism or the Machiavellian reality. The second is existential reality, what it really means to be a human being.
The third is what I call aesthetic realism. My idea is that to the degree that you accept these realities in life, you are going to be successful and powerful. And to the degree that you deny them and you avoid them and you hate them and you are miserable about them and you try and run away, you are not going to have success in life.
So, the first one, as I said, is what I call our Machiavellian reality. There is a concept that lately fascinates me that I have been using for my next book.
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