THE UNDEFINED AND UNKNOWN - Christopher Calvin Govender

The 5 people

They say that you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. I think Jim Rohn originally said this. Most people may interpret it as the 5 people you physically spend time with but I think its application is beyond that and you can average up even if you are not exposed physically to people who are where you would like to be. In saying that here’s my list of the top 5 people I’d like to be like. 


  1. Tim Ferriss
  2. Derek Sivers
  3. Warren Buffet
  4. Elon Musk
  5. Bill Gates


  1. Naruto Uzumaki (from the anime Naruto and Naruto Shippuuden)
  2. Sherlock Holmes
  3. Raymond Reddington (from The Blacklist)
  4. Alice (from Alice in Wonderland)
  5. Aang (from Avatar

All time

  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Gandhi
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Marcus Aurelius
  5. Bill Gates

It was interesting to see who I wanted to be like because of what they have versus who I want to be like because of their character. Why not make your own list?

Other people I’d like to be like include:
Reid Hoffman              Alain de Botton          Mark Zuckerburg    
Josh Waitzkin              Charlie Munger          Seth Godin     
Peter Thiel                   Ryan Holiday             Naval Ravikant
Roxanne Govender (My sister)

I am sure I will add to this list and maybe edit it a few times but for now these are the people I aim to be like. 

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