Why You Should Explain What You Need

Why You Should Explain What You Need



There is a widespread tendency to assume that others must know what we mean and want without us having actually told them clearly. We assume that if they don’t, then it must be a sign that they are being wicked or deliberately obtuse. The truth is we have forgotten the fundamental importance of teaching.
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“One of the finest things about being a baby is that our minds can be read by others. Without us needing to say anything, people around us will have a guess at determining what we intend — and, typically, they’ll get it right. They’ll correctly surmise that we are craving some milk or that the sun is shining in our eyes, that it’s time for a snooze or that we want to jiggle the keys again…”

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You Still Have a Chance to Be Very Original

You Still Have a Chance to Be Very Original



The key to originality doesn’t lie in seeking out new ideas and experiences, but rather in examining our own neglected thoughts.
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“The problem with libraries is that they can be so large, impressive, and filled with knowledge that they unwittingly embed in us an idea that everything worth registering, everything valuable and true, must lie ‘out there’, must already have been classed on a shelf with an index number to await our discovery the moment we cease to be so preoccupied with ourselves…”

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Should I Choose Passion or Duty?

Should I Choose Passion or Duty?



When it comes to deciding what to do with our lives, we are frequently presented with what looks like a very painful choice: the passionate path vs the safe path, but which is best for us in the long term?
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“When it comes to deciding what to do with our lives, we are frequently presented with what looks like a very painful choice: the passionate path vs the safe path. The latter involves the slow mastery of a dependable profession; we will be bored — but we know we’ll never be fired. Meanwhile, the former is a high-wire act in which we fantasise generating an income from what we deeply love and yet we constantly fear penury and humiliation…”

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Why You Should Try to Be More Selfish

Why You Should Try to Be More Selfish



The real danger for most people is not that they ignore others in the name of their own needs, it’s precisely the opposite: that they constantly put aside authentic inner development for the whims of so-called respectable opinion.
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Stop Trying to Be Nice All the Time

Stop Trying to Be Nice All the Time



Nearly all of us wish to be known as ‘nice’ people. Yet our happiness may depend on a willingness to be — at points — strategically selfish.
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“It’s natural and beautiful to strive to be a nice person. In a world full of cruelty and thoughtlessness, nice people are committed to being generous, sympathetic and gentle. They never want to cause anyone to feel defeated or to lose sleep. They will go to great lengths to spare others tears. It sounds especially lovely.
Nevertheless, it seems impossible to go through the whole of life being nothing but kind. Sooner or later, we are all called upon to take decisions that, even as they protect things we very much care about, will ruffle feathers, generate upset and may lead us to be (at least for a time) violently hated in some quarters.”

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Stop Taking Your Fears to Social Media

Stop Taking Your Fears to Social Media



Nowadays, in our more difficult moments, many of us turn to social media for reassurance. Unfortunately, we’re more likely to encourage further self-hatred.
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