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 Domestication

Domestication

  • … is a process that starts the day we’re born. You don’t pick your first language, you don’t choose your first school and you can’t control what attitudes your parents instill in you.
  • Parents, peers, teachers, religion, all these influences instill a set of rules in us.
  • As children, we have no power over them. We’re rewarded when we do good and punished when we step out of line.
  • Compound this for almost two decades and you become someone who’s chasing brownie points, afraid of rejection and not questioning society’s rules.

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  1. “Be impeccable with your word”: Say only what you mean.
  2. “Don’t take anything personally”: Understand that other’s words are the product of their domesticated lives.
  3. “Don’t make assumptions”:

  • When someone calls you ugly, it says a whole lot more about them and their problems than about you.
  • Whatever issues they’re dealing with has led them to take their frustration out on you.
  • The only way to really make this a habit is to become very, v...

  • It means doing the best that you can individually manage, which can vary by situation.
  • You can avoid feelings of regret and accept that people do their best at every moment.
  • You will come to enjoy the action i...

• Speak with integrity.

  • We are Domesticated” — Social norms & rules are lodged deep within us.

  • In Miguel’s eyes, making assumptions leads to suffering.
  • Assumptions often have very little basis in reality and are only real in our imaginations.
  • To overcome this expectation, ask questions and maintain clear communication with others

  • There are lots of them, waiting to be learned.

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