Two takeaways from this exchange between Joe Rogan and Jordan Peterson:
- “Never compromise your ability to do well at life (“the championship”) for the sake of winning a single game.” – Jordan Peterson
- Never complain about losing or injustices in a game-like situation, with clear rules and ways to win, if your competitors or the public know what actually happened.
Life is many championships, and the goal of personal (and child) growth is to develop the skills that give us the highest odds of winning in as many championships as possible.
Patience and long-term thinking, therefore, are key to framing wins and loses properly during the pursuit of the grandest goals.