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Thinking in Colours

The following post is from WaitButWhy.com author Tim Urban. Like a lot of what Tim writes, I think it is genius. Well worth five minutes Pluralistic IgnorancePsychologists use a term called “pluralistic ignorance” to describe the phenomenon of “no one believes, but everyone thinks that everyone believes.” Here’s a way to visualize it: Imagine a group…

Is being clever a trap?

Quote I’m pondering : “One of the big traps we have in the West is our intelligence, because we want to know that we know. Freedom allows you to be wise, but you cannot know wisdom, you must be wisdom. When my guru wanted to put me down, he called me ‘clever.’ When he wanted to reward me, he…

Watch Out For Fear

If someone around you does something you can’t understand, look for what they are afraid of. Often what we see as malicious, or damaging is actually someone drowning in fear. They are scared to be honest, try to save face and act in a way that is hurtful and unexpected. If this happens to you…