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Nicholas J.

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The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.

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The benefits of being an overthinker

The benefit of being an overthinker is that we become natural observers, are able to understand the atmosphere of a room, watch people's micro-movements, listen to their language and tone. We can consider a question from various angles in a short time.

This puts us at an advantage as we can anticipate problems. We often know what is going on with people before they are ready to articulate it.

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Why I’m glad that I’m an ‘overthinker’

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Thinking like Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)

Jackie - his real name - was born in Algeria on 15 July 1930. Some consider him as one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century.

Part of thinking like Derrida is taking the things we take most for granted, such as our identity and language, and looking for assumptions, contradictions, and absences.

How to deconstruct the world | Psyche Guides

psyche.co

Tony Robbins

“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.”

How To Identify Your Limiting Beliefs And Get Rid Of Them Once And For All

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Mathematics: The Language Of Science
  • According to Galileo Galilei, mathematics is the language in which God scripted the universe.
  • A language, as defined by linguist Noam Chomsky, is a set of sentences constructed using a finite set of elements, being able to represent events and abstract concepts.
  • Mathematics is considered a bona-fide language by many linguists though there are others who disagree and say that it is mostly in written format only.

Why Mathematics Is a Language

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Pamela Slim
“We are made to create. We feel useful when we create. We release our ‘stuckness’ when we create. We reinvent our lives, tell new stories, and rebuild communities when we create. We reclaim our esteem, our muse, and our hope when we create.”

For a Genius Brain, Focus on How to Think, Instead of What to Think

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Common Causes Of Bad Decisions: Social Pressure
  1. People push their moral boundaries due to incentives and rewards.
  2. No one wants to be kicked out of a tribe or community so they play along.
  3. People do not think through the consequences.
  4. Little things and tiny, overlooked details snowball into something big.
  5. Other people's errors are easier to spot than one’s owns, leading to blind spots and denial of one’s faults.

Common Causes of Very Bad Decisions · Collaborative Fund

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Improving your idea-flow

A lower idea-flow is this sense that you don't have as many ideas as you used to. Reading more encourages ideas to flow.

You can't create time, you can only re-allocate it. To find the time for improving your idea-flow means that you have to find ways to cut back on other things.

Improving Idea Flow - Nat Eliason

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Two strategies

When it comes to setting strategy, there are benefits to both popular and loner strategies.

  • Popular strategies are those that are identified by the crowds. The more people that choose a strategy, the better the strategy performs.
  • Loner strategies are those that are identified by only one person. If you want to outperform the crowd, you've got to do something the group isn't doing.

How the Very Best Strategists Decide

hbr.org

Daydreaming Is Not A Waste Of Time

Contrary to popular belief, daydreaming is actually an evolutionary trait specific to human beings which harnesses our creative power and enables us to function in an effective manner.

Research shows that a creative distraction like daydreams loosens us form our never-ending stream of thoughts and provides possible solutions to our problems, while enhancing our sense of identity.

Daydream believer: why your brain is wired to wander

theconversation.com

Silent Reading Vs Reading It Aloud
  • The ancient art of reading out aloud has many benefits like better recall, a better understanding of complex content, and even strengthening of emotional bonds.
  • In most of our literary history, reading something meant reading it aloud by default, so that one can also listen to what is being read.
  • Silent reading, or reading just in our heads is now the norm, and we keep bottling the words in our heads quietly.

Why you should read this out loud

bbc.com

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