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Why we don't build

26 April 2020

To comment on Mark Andreessen's awesome essay on building, here are some reasons why I think we (by "we" I mean Western society in general) have decided not to build:

To reverse this, one of the things we'll have to do is we'll have to change our cultural narrative to make those who build "cooler" than those who don't. Cultural pressure is real. High school students aspire to go to college, and college students aspire to go into finance and management consulting because that's what's expected of them, and that's where the prestige lies. What if we expected people to become builders instead?