Delay your intuition.
Confirmation bias is especially deadly because we cannot prove anything with confirming examples; induction will fail us. The proposition that all swans are white is not confirmed by seeing another white swan. Examples can never prove us correct, only wrong. While we ignore the one black swan out of the 1,000 we see, that one swan proves that our proposition was incorrect. We never confirm, only disprove.
Your mental and physical health are a necessary precondition for everything else in your life.
Are you listening with a conclusion?
Are you listening with your knowledge?
Are you listening with your memories and experiences?
Are you listening with impatience?
Are you listening with a craving for an answer?
Or are you listening?
Clarity is the gap between what is said and your reaction to what is said.
We don’t accept that randomness plays a role in our success, only our failures.
It is easier to break things than to build them.
Can you say you went to the beach if you didn’t get your feet wet?
The Future Seems Crazy, The Past Seems Explainable
Much of what will happen in the future will be seen as crazy with respect to the present and past. But these future events will seem understandable after they occur. Our minds are explanation machines.
The Worst Will Pass
As of right now, you have survived every worst moment of your life.
We underestimate how powerful it is that education is a non-rivalrous good.