Episode 46 - Mansal Denton

"You cannot do anything without actually doing it. Go do whatever it is that you're trying to achieve instead of watching videos and reading about it." - Mansal Denton

Mansal Denton has a very interesting journey that shows what happens when life doesn't go to plan. When he was 18 years old he stole and sold some historic documents from a holocaust museum to fund a trip overseas. He later returned to the US and was arrested for this crime, eventually getting charged and sentenced to 8 years in the Texas State penitentiary. The time spent in prison tremendously changed Mansal for the better and he says that it's the best thing that every happened to him. Nowadays he is the co-founder of Nootropedia, an unbiased and accessible platform to learn about nootropics and smart drugs. When he isn't improving cognitive function in others, he enjoys jiu-jitsu, meditation, and a healthy dose of travel.

We talk about nootropics, self-directed learning, the importance of history, his prison experience, owning what you've done and who you are, pushing your boundaries, 10-day meditation retreats and much more.

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