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Reputations Are Hard To Build And Easy To Lose


Andrew

This is re posted.


Andrew Keller

Every morning, Larry and I dig into a form or idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash reposted. Thank you for stopping by. I flew in from New Orleans yesterday and I went to go get a ride home and Uber wasn't there. And I was like, You know what, I haven't tried to taxi in about six years. And they didn't disappoint. And it got me thinking about this. reputations are hard to build and easy to lose. We used to always trust taxis and I was like okay, Uber is a little is gonna be late I'll try a taxi and the taxi driver intentionally went the wrong way. I told him to go to certain direction he added a couple miles to it, demanded I pay cash. And he he maintained the reputation of what I thought about taxi drivers and I was like, and then I started thinking about this and like with personal relationships, this is like true, but it kind of also depends on what you want other relationship like sometimes people are more willing to give second chances are let reputations build back in. But are you easy to forgive? Or do you hold vendettas


Larry

as the great goose Mackenzie said to Michael in a theatrical release known as Greece to Oh, I gotta prep to protect here. Do like, I don't know, if I care about people's reputation. I don't know if I care about my reputation. I just care that I do good. And people do good. I don't really necessarily care about all of the other things that I could care less of a taxi has a bad reputation. But if they get where I want to go in the right way, then I'm good with them.


Andrew Keller

I don't know if that's true for you. Like if if you were supposed to do something with someone and you just didn't show up? I think you would care what they thought because you would lose a friendship? Or do you not care if people like you or not?


Larry

But my thought is after you sent me this code, I started thinking about my reputation. And I started thinking, do I ever care about my reputation? Or do I just try to be a good human being do what I do. And then whatever happens happens, I think there are people like in your business in the Hollywood, and then even business leaders, they have to worry about their reputation because their brand is involved. But I don't know if the average typical person should worry about their reputation as much as just worry about being a good person and doing what you need to do to get your stuff done.


Andrew Keller

I guess it kind of depends on what you think of, I guess how you define reputation? Because I mean, I guess I don't know where your heart is exactly at the end of the day when you go to bed, but like saying, I want to do the right thing. Is that a selfish act? Because you want to feel good, because other people like you. I mean, I get what you're saying. But But I think the reputation, at least the way I view the word I think does matter to you. But like not in a Hollywood sort of way of like, oh, there's Larry, I see he came into the room and someone's like, he does this, this and this, like what your interpersonal relationships are I think that reputation,


Larry

I think matters. I really feel like I tried to be a good human being like I really wake up in the morning be like, I want to be a good member of society. Some of the loves people tries to help my neighbor out. But here's the thing, I'm infallible I make mistakes. I try not to worry about what I'm doing good or bad. I just try to do it. And then sometimes I make mistakes. And the thing that I got out of this is like how do we judge a person or things reputation is one instance, is an over the long run? Like how do you judge someone just someone judged me because I made one mistake? Is my reputation solid? I don't know if one thing can do that. But in this age we live in with social media. It certainly seems like it can.


Andrew Keller

I guess you can I would divide it into three different categories of work home and play, right? So like reputation and how you view people and how willing you are to forgive people at home is probably a lot different. Like if, if I treated you like I treated my parents when I was a teenager, you probably wouldn't talk to me but like, it's your kids and so you're more willing to accept their flaws and I'm more willing to accept a flaw of a friend and I am a contractor that that stands me up right I know is trying to fleece me so I don't think there's a straight answer this but it's just interesting to me to think of like an action with one person is gonna have greatly different meaning than it is with another.


Larry

As you said that I thought like, I don't have a reputation with my wife. I just am like she knows me like there is no like, there's the reputation of who you are. And then there's who you are. I live with her 900 square feet. I don't have a reputation. She simply knows me by who I've been. And what I do. I don't have a reputation. I don't really have that with my kids either. You build reputation. with people, you kind of know you ish, right? And that, you know, if someone knows you deeply, the reputation goes away. And you just are that person.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I guess I don't have kids and like, you probably don't think of your kids in a certain way. But if any three of them went to school, if you went to one of their teachers to be like, Oh, this one has a reputation for being X, Y, or Z, positive or negative. So it's just, I guess, reputations, how the world views you and, and how you're willing to accept that.


Larry

I think sometimes, like, people use reputation, like with shortcuts, like social media, like we want to present something different than we are, and we feel like if we presented a certain way, we might get there quicker. But over the long run, if you just once again, do what you do, I think your body of work speaks and, you know, reputation. Like for instance, like Meghan McCain this week, right came out, she got a bad rap, because she said something about on the view. Six months ago, you could say it was the China flu. Now, six months later, you cannot say that. So what's her reputation? So I don't know. It's stuff kind of comes and goes, but I feel like that's for the media. I'm just a normal dude trying to do my best. And sometimes I fail, but over the long body of my work, I hope it's okay.


Andrew Keller

Yeah. And I guess it's not only with being an in entertainment, like, especially with social media, it's easy to lose, you do one thing, and it can completely change your life. Whether you agree with it or not a guy that I went to high school with, I think we've talked about it before he went to the insurrection on the air, whatever it was on the Capitol, he did a Facebook Live, he did a live video, got fired from his job, and got piled with lots of hate and got off social media. I'm not friends with him. I don't know what his political beliefs are either way, but like he was a lawyer, and he did one thing, it's easy to lose. And I think if I was raising kids, or just advice to people in general is like, you could say one thing you could you could write two or three words on social media and the way the world views you could change very quickly now, whereas before it wouldn't.


Larry

No, I totally agree with that. But I also would also say like, if you hear something on social media, you need to dig into it. I recently just dug into this whole Dr. Seuss thing. I was like, What the hell cancel doctors. Dr. Seuss, the publisher of Dr. Seuss said, we're going to stop we are going to stop selling six books, because we want our reputation to be good. We want to sell more books want to make more money. And then everybody Oh, kancil culture Dr. Seuss, we get it was the company that's in charge of Dr. Seuss. his fortune. Did it. If you just dig a little bit, you see what the problem is? And that's like, what's your buddy? The insurrection? Maybe he's like a got a great heart. And he got sucked into it. And didn't do anything bad. He was there because, you know, who knows? But I feel like we always have to dig in to what that thing is.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, stop looking at the headlines. And actually, I fell for that. I was like, oh, Dr. Seuss got canceled. It's like no, it was, it was a conscious choice. No one made them do that. But it didn't. Well, if you want to learn to lose a guy in 10 days, please. You can find us at repost a podcast on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. I'm Andrew Keller for swiping right Larry saying that you stopping by.


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