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That sounds paradoxical, right? Common sense is common after all. It’s about the insights, lessons, and wisdom everyone knows. But the problem is that not everyone applies what they know.Following are some of the qualities that many wise people have in common.
Most people make assumptions without realizing it. Every time we’re not sure about something, we’re making assumptions.
Most of our assumptions are based on our personal beliefs. The problem is we can’t trust our beliefs simply because they are so subjective.
Instead, rely on facts an...
Thinking from first principles was coined by the Ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle.
Elon Musk explained this idea in an interview.He gave an example of how people looked at the cost of batteries “People would say, ‘Today it cost $600 per kilowatt-hour, and so it’s not going to be much b...
In our fast-paced world, many people think that smart people are “quick on their feet.” In some situations, it pays off to be a quick decision-maker.
But we often become quick decision makers by first becoming slow decision-makers. This sounds counterintuitive, but it’s the same pr...
I find it funny that the most ignorant people have difficulty listening to advice while the smartest people are usually the first to listen to everyone.
Wise people love to learn from others and are always open to different ideas.
Wise people see mistakes as lessons.
We all make bad judgments and mistakes. That’s not what matters. How do you respond after you make a mistake ? That’s the key.
Do you use it to learn? Or do you become more risk-averse after every mistake you make? The former will help you grow, t...
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