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3 Important Life Skills Nobody Ever Taught You

markmanson.net

Stop Taking Things Personally

  • When people criticize you or reject you, it has way more to do with them,(their values, their priorities, their life situation) than it does with you.
  • When something you do fails, it doesn’t mean you are a failure as a person; you are a person who happens to fail someti...

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Why we hold on to our beliefs

Our beliefs are not simply ideas that we hold to be true; they make up key components of our identity. 

And to question those beliefs means to fundamentally question who we are as a person, which is really painful.

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Being wrong

You’re going to be wrong a lot in life. You’re going to be wrong pretty much all of the time. 

And in many ways, your ability to succeed and learn over the long-term is directly proportional to your ability to change what you believe in response to your ignorance and mistakes.

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Add some chaos to your life

We avoid acting in uncertainty. And because we cannot act on what we don’t know, our lives become incredibly repetitive and safe.

A certain amount of chaos is healthy. It stimulates growth and change and passion and excitement.

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