Question: What is a question everyone should be asking themselves?
Peter Thiel: I would focus on a set of individual questions.
“What can I do that makes sense in this broad context of this extraordinary world in the next 20, 30, 40 years?”
“What will I do that will be successful and contribute in a meaningful way towards good globalization?”--which I think is the key challenge of the 21st century.
It could be in the technology domain. It could be in the public policy domain. It could be personal, professionally. But I think that’s the frame.
And I think it would be good for people to think about the long term horizon so to speak; frame it, “Where do I see myself in 30 years, 40 years, 50 years?” I think people don’t ask that enough.
Recorded on: September 5, 2007