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But the most immediate cause of any of our actions can be traced back to our brain activity.
We associate this process with some sort of "will" or "willpower", though what these really mean is not that obvious.
Some specific cues found in our environment hint to a potential reward and dopamine starts to raise anticipation. So dopamine is the one responsible to make us take action towards a specific goal.
By acknowledging this, we can start finding alternative opportunities for learning and for satisfying our needs.
To change a habit, both we and the environment have to change, and that's why self-discipline is so hard.
An individual can be changed through education.
We have so little control over the biology that determines our desires. But the part of our biology that is more malleable is our brain.
The difficulty thus lies in delaying gratification.
The one who can master the emotions can master actions and the one who masters actions is the master of all future realities.
Now we look at the stories of 2 different men, 2 different world views, 2 different goals and ultimately, 2 different paths.
Exposing yourself to unique points of view is a good way to spark constant curiosity and to stay open-minded.
Well-read people understand that there are always multiple ways to look at a problem and multiple lenses with which to view the world.
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