As a parent, how can you prepare your children for the changes in society?
Jason is teaching his twin teenaged daughters on how to make their way into the world. As for his seven year old daughter, he explains to her about his business. He is providing her with more advanced knowledge than what school offers and teaches for people to consider to pursue as a possible career.
Why aren’t the Palo Alto suicides mentioned in the book?
When you write about the topic of suicide, more people view this as an option. The Palo Alto school leads the country in suicide death rates due to the students’ parents being highly successful people that pressure their kids to get into top schools.
Who are the people that are going to be happy in life?
It's the people who feel a sense of mastery, that they have control over their destiny. They have realized that they don’t need to be better than the person next to them. Instead, they should judge themselves on the work they’re doing in the world, how it aligns with their own interest, and wake up every day with a sense of joy.
What kind of world are we living in?
We live in a world with peer pressure and social media influence. People feel like they need to live this Kardashian lifestyle, Jason uses as an example. This is not what life is about. Self-worth is being determined by what's being worn and what events people attend each year.
What is the “burn it down” mentality that society has right now?
Jason thinks that people don’t want to hear that there are possibly solutions to society’s problems since things have been bad for so long. This mentality is toxic because we have lost the ability to collaborate or use common sense to solve problems.