276: Khe Hy — Breaking Free from the Rat Race

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Khe Hy (@khemaridh), the brilliant mind behind Rad Reads and the Examined Life podcast, shares his introspective journey through the multifaceted world of perceived success, happiness, and self-imposed barriers. We talk about the emotional toll of public scrutiny, and we dive deep into our personal narratives, examining the cost of chasing success and the true value of contentment.

This episode also delves into the subject of mental health, authenticity in the digital age, and the unique experiences of first-generation Asians. Khe introduces us to the empowering concept of "having enough," and we reflect on how our own lifestyle designs can pave the way for a genuinely fulfilling life. Get ready for a transformative conversation that will prompt you to reconsider your definitions of success and happiness and possibly break free from the self-created prisons of your own stories.

Khe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/khemaridh 

00:00:00 The Journey to Finding Contentment
00:07:40 Reevaluating Success and Money's Limitations
00:15:26 Navigating Personal Worth and Validation
00:28:22 Mental Health and Authenticity Online
00:34:26 Lifestyle Design and Playing the Game
00:45:38 Overcoming Self-Created Prisons and Envy

This episode is sponsored by Acquire.com

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Creators and Guests

Arvid Kahl
Arvid Kahl
Empowering founders with kindness. Building in Public. Sold my SaaS FeedbackPanda for life-changing $ in 2019, now sharing my journey & what I learned.
Khe Hy
Khe Hy
I keep forgetting that net worth ≠ self worth. I f*cked with Wall Street for 14 years, now surf every day. Host Examined Life Podcast 👉 https://t.co/AkY3PB7BN4
276: Khe Hy — Breaking Free from the Rat Race
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