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The Power Of Conflict

Studies have shown that "paradoxical cognition" can help average thinkers to solve everyday problems.

Researchers demonstrated that people that have to reflect on apparently paradoxical goals, such as minimizing costs and maximizing innovation, are more creative than those who only consider one goal or the other.

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We can note any paradoxes we encounter and then make a point of contemplating them before we try to solve it.

Reflecting on apparent contradictions can break down our assumptions and offer us new ways of looking at problems.

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