Seeing another person with beliefs that are devoid of logic and reason is a beautiful thing.
It’s the best way of seeing that vast irrationality lives inside of you as well.
And this irrationality likely exists as a deeply held belief that you could not imagine is wrong.
“Hey, read this book/do this thing/be like this, it’ll change your life” is more self-righteous than compassionate. Real compassion is being the space for the other person to exist just as they are.
“Limited edition” means it doesn’t sell enough on its own.
Some marriages are good marriages.
All divorces are good divorces.
Everything great in life should be opt-out, not opt-in.
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.