Don’t be fooled: this is a very dangerous Law in the wrong hands. What sounds like simple good manners can quickly become weaponised. Why is it powerful to say less than you need to? And why is withholding the truth good for friendships?
Climb aboard as we wantonly transgress the Law by having good long chat about ‘saying less than necessary’, the times we should’ve kept our big mouths shut, and admit how frequently we forget to ask after your kids. This revealing episode includes:
- Once you’re pigeon-holed, can you escape?
- Why Tai Lopez is effective but vacuous
- How the power of manipulation lies in the silences
- Why decisions and democracy don’t mix
- Apologise… but don’t explain
- How being too open can drive your friends away
Mentioned in the Episode:
- South Park‘s take on ‘Yes We Can!’
Join us as we continue our exploration of Robert Greene’s provocative and compelling study of The 48 Laws of Power, in which he lays bare the history, practice, psychology, and philosophies of power that ultimately shape all human relations. Often seen as a handbook for the ‘modern Machiavelli’, we take a closer look, beyond the hyperbole, and discuss how understanding and implementing these Laws can actually enrich your life personally, professionally and spiritually.
Jon and Dre aim to get to the heart of each of the Laws, grapple with their sometimes disturbingly amoral nature, and discuss what the Laws mean in everyday life (often revealing their own experiences – good and bad – when they’ve either observed or transgressed them).
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Each of these original T-Shirts includes an elegantly presented quotation illustrating the Law.
Law 4: ‘Listen to many, speak to few‘ – William Shakespeare (c.1564-1616)