We will never feel as though our work is perfect. Flaws, inadequacies, and improvements are all that we will see. This is the curse of creation
The spiral of silence is a natural result of residing in an echo chamber.
Finding our Ikigai is to find the overlapping points between four quadrants of life.
"I never allow myself to hold an opinion on anything that I don't know the other side's argument better than they do." — Charlie Munger
90% of self-inflicted catastrophes can be avoided by waiting a day before responding.
Many of us tend to dramatize everyday events, believing we are victims or the universe conspires against us.
If we fail to define ‘enough,’ our ambitions will scale along with our achievements.
This microscopic analysis is a perspective problem; we’re obsessing over the granular details when we should be looking at the overall trend.
Much of this internal narration is ignored in favor of a more articulate quote from a historical figure.
“If you can get 1 percent better each day for one year, you’ll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you're done.
We lie to ourselves all the time. We judge ourselves based on our intentions, yet we judge others based on their actions.
Second-order thinking involves predicting what is likely to happen due to an initial action.
Our habits, behaviors, and thought patterns are nothing more than predefined circuits that fire continuously.
True wisdom endures because the fundamentals are timeless.
One study from 2011 found that if we transferred all the information on Earth to CDs and stacked them on top of one another, they would reach..
We base goals on our current desires, but why should our past constrain our future?
Creativity is an unconscious activity that takes place when we direct our attention elsewhere.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances,
I have found journaling to be the most effective method for overcoming inner disturbances.
It seems as though we are only ever looking forward to what we lack, rather than back at what we had.
Buddhism views greed, anger, and ignorance as the root of suffering that stifles our well-being.
Because it is impossible to separate ourselves from the unconscious behavior we have adopted, the advice to “just be yourself” is misleading.
An echo chamber refers to beliefs being amplified and confirmed inside a closed system, away from any rebuttal.
“Whenever distress or displeasure arises in your mind, remind yourself, ‘This is only my interpretation, not reality itself.’ - Epictetus
“Wabi-sabi is a Japanese concept that shows us the beauty of the fleeting, changeable, and imperfect nature of the world around us."
“Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.” - Naval Ravikant
Being able to cultivate an imperative for truth has become a vital need and a rare commodity.
“Man is the creature who does not know what to desire, and he turns to others in order to make up his mind." - René Girard