Finding Derek Sivers (and other super people Seth Godin, Steve Pavlina, Cory booker, Leo Barbauta etc.)Posted: August 14, 2012 | Author: grantgrant | Filed under: Opinions | Tags: cory booker, derek sivers, high sierra, leo barbauta, seth godin, tim ferries, yosemite | Leave a comment »
I didn’t purposefully look for Derek Sivers, nor did I know who he is. I simply followed a tweet from Tim Ferris to his article.
Derek’s site is clean, content rich, full of readers’ comment, ads free, huge traffic, spending a few minutes reading it reminded me Steve Pavlina, and his infamous “how to be a man”.
Both Derek Sivers and Steve Pavlina are true mavericks: they quitted the society norm long ago, and relentlessly chase their own ideology of life. In the process, they create their own utopia, hence followers follow and be inspired.
I ask myself: who else would not like a life path set by oneself? No one! But How many people can achieve not only that, ie. complete financial freedom, but land of Zen-ideology: to look at the world peacefully, and give, not ask things for return? Too few.
Why? I think it’s the “power”:Desire for power and materials drive most people to keep climbing societal ladder after achieving financial freedom.
If there is anything we can all learn from Derek and Steve, and other super people like them, such as Seth Gordin, Leo Barbauta, it’s the another kind of desire: desire to constantly learn new things, constantly create new things, never stop giving. Nework Mayor Cory Booker’s epic “conspiracy of love” speech at 2012 Stanford commencement (see below) is not an coincidence. Its purposeful seeking the true meaning one believes.
Finally, I am putting up this photo I took recently from 11000 feet at High Sierra for us to remember where we are all from, and will undoubtedly return to.