By editor on February 20, 2018 — 1 min read

I grew up so frustrated chasing this ideal. It just doesn’t amount to much. Once you get into the veiled curtain — now I’m in this position, I get to fly around, meet anybody I want, and so many times, I’m so disappointed. Because the image of what I thought that person represented was just so much higher than the reality of what that was.

And then when I come back to the Valley, I feel at peace, and I feel challenged again. I feel like these people are real and they’re trying to do stuff. When I’m here [at Waterloo], I feel the same thing. And so that’s what we all have to realize.

You people have to take over. Otherwise the world is fucked, you understand? You have to take over.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dUbrL8b9l8 (29:10)

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Editor's Note

These are Chamath Palihapitiya's words. They are probably some of the best thoughts on VC, business, and life, but were scattered around the Internet. They live now in this archive.