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The best way to find answers to life decisions is to understand the framework that guides the answers.
With the framework in mind, anyone can answer their own questions more insightful than an outsider can.
How you interact with people affect their lives.
For instance, if an employee feels underappreciated, frustrated and undervalued, her self-esteem will be affected. In turn, it will influence how she interacts with her family. But, if she had learned a lot and are recognized for her achievements, she will positively affect her spouse and children.
The deep rewards in life come from building up people.
The lower your socioeconomic status is, the less diverse are your social networks, as we choose to reach inwards for advice, instead of outwards.
The tweak to apply here is to reach out and ask for advice with the network of people whom you normally will not connect with. Remind yourself of your strengths and values, if you feel intimidated by wanting to take advice out of your comfort zone.
To fight back against cognitive biases, you need to evaluate your instinctive reactions.
The next time you run across facts that completely confirm your worldview, stop. Think about the assumptions you’re making and look for ways to prove yourself wrong.