You never want to be so focused on what you want that you miss something importantVisa Kanv
Today I’m joined by Visa Kanv! (@visakanv) Visa Kanv is a writer best known for his e-book Friendly Ambitious Nerd, along with his Twitter threads and YouTube videos on culture, the internet, nerds, friendship, love, and ambition, among other topics. He’s a deep thinker who notices the relationships between and the beauty of systems, cultures, and peoples.
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Timestamps (for YouTube)
0:00 – Intro
2:00 – Writing 1,000,000 words
7:00 – Chaos, routine, and creativity
12:00 – Research your own experience
15:00 – Ambition and Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
18:00 – Spicy mistakes, tension, deep practice
27:00 – Street Fighter, Diago Umehara, Zen Mind
30:00 – Progress
33:00 – Gratitude
37:00 – Depression, trust networks
42:00 – Celebrity, becoming a target
44:00 – Early Internet
49:00 – Bionicles, BZPOWER, and GameFAQs
51:00 – Meeting internet people IRL
54:00 – Status games and social class
57:00 – Friendship
1:00:00 – Grassroots Communities: Interintellect, Smash Bros Melee
1:05:00 – Ambition defined
1:08:00 – Cultural lag in Singapore
1:14:00 – Can friendliness coexist with success?
1:18:00 – How to reach busy and successful people
1:30:00 – Memes keep us alive
1:35:00 – Fixing the education system
1:48:00 – “Imagination is constrained by what we know”
1:55:00 – The Guillotine Question (false end)
2:00:01 – The necessity of boredom
2:10:00 – Consciousness expanding moments and the beauty of life
2:25:00 – The most important relationship
2:34:00 – One More Final
Cheers to your good health,
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