Discussions 1: Truth, Honesty, Limitations, Success Frames, and Agency with Andy Curzon and Noah Revoy

Here I go again with my informal series of unscripted, serendipitous conversations and discussions with very smart, interesting people. Andy Curzon put the outline together 30 minutes before start time and we only arranged to do this yesterday afternoon.

I’m in the Sierras in California, Andy is in London, England, and Noah is near Lisbon, Portugal (where we’re chewing on arranging a conference next year).


  1. Truth vs. honesty; the yardstick for an opinion is honesty, not truth
  2. Integrating limitations (first: test them, then accept them, then integrate them)
  3. Frames for success given IQ, conscientiousness, and neuroticism limitations
    1. active listening;
    2. life as training one’s conscience;
    3. honing mastery;
    4. avoid pitfalls such as seeing everything through one frame (ideology) or falling into nihilism;
    5. step back from current affairs and see them as both news, and ideological battlegrounds;
    6. trusting people in a more sophisticated manner;
  4. Close talking of a final frame for success as bringing people together….suggest idea of a conference in Portugal.


Andy references my Ancestral Health Symposium talk on Social Epistemology:

Noah Revoy’s site for relationship coaching:

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More


  1. Curt Doolittle on June 28, 2019 at 22:31

    (Love that man. Well hell, love both. 😉 )

    • Noah Revoy on June 29, 2019 at 04:44

      We love you too Curt.

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