How to better understand people

#1 One of the reasons why you may struggle to understand people is not due to the fact that people are complex alone, but due to the mystification you make of them. The only reason why you think your next-door neighbor is fundamentally rude, members of this or that gender evil, is that you forget…

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How to change people’s minds

In life it’s important to realize that to change a mind the mind needs to be open to change in the first place. Your greatest waste of effort will forever be on the kind of people who are committed to their views. The kind of people whose image and self-concept is built on their beliefs,…

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Thoughts on becoming one’s true self

The thing about becoming one’s true self is that just because something is true doesn’t necessarily mean or imply that said thing is the best version of it. One can be wired in such an incompatible way with the universe at large that one’s status quo is is a downgrade to the potential as opposed…

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How to know yourself

#1 How to know yourself, the easiest way to get to know and maybe even understand someone, is by studying their actions and motivations. And this also applies to the individual, as often enough we are quick to explain away what we do, while ignoring the triggers behind the things we do. Our motivations I…

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How to become more resilient

#1 Resilience is the kind of thing one suffers its way into, not something to be stumbled upon. The ability to be resilient is the kind of thing that requires intention, not passivity. To be able to get over obstacles and conquer the challenges that will come your way without quitting, the only way is…

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How to be more honest part 2

The often arduous and sometimes emotionally scaring mountain climb that honesty represents becomes more bearable when you realize that to tell the truth, is not a curse or punishment, but a gift. A gift we often deprive our loved ones and sometimes even ourselves for the fear of the process. One way to ease the…

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Thoughts on merit and luck

Accomplishment by merit will forever be more fulfilling than accomplishment by luck regardless of how long the stint of the latter may last…As there comes a time when one is forced to ponder on what kind of life one could have lived if luck wasn’t a factor. What kind of accomplishments could have been had…

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How to become more self-reliant

1. Self-reliance is the ultimate expression of self-trust. When most people are paralyzed by the unknown, the self-reliant individual is capable of looking into the void, and finding the light at the end of the tunnel. The path out of confusion starts with the belief that one can, and that the key lies somewhere within….

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How to improve work ethic

The more you work the worthier you become to that which you work for. One might not win in the end, but there is no better consolation prize in life, than the feeling of having done all one could do to accomplish a goal and to know that failure was not due to a weakness…

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How to become more open-minded

To be close-minded is to be closed to the idea that what you think will happen might not happen. To be anything other than open-minded is to not just be close-minded, but also arrogant. Especially when nothing but gut feeling and no credible experience is behind the belief that you know what will actually happen….

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