Tag: Self-Knowledge

Our perception vs reality
“Life is rarely about what happened—it’s mostly about what we think happened.” – Chuck Klosterman
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Feel the emotion fully
“We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.” —Marcel Proust
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Our questions matter
“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts, and be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” – Fred Rogers
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Plutarch’s Ship of Theseus
Throughout the history of mankind, the subject of identity has sent poets to the blank page, philosophers to the agora, and seekers to the oracles. These murky waters of abstract thinking are tricky to navigate, so it’s probably fitting that to demonstrate the complexity, the Greek historian Plutarch...
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Mystery is endless knowability
“Mystery is not that which is unknowable, but that which is endlessly knowable.” – Richard Rohr
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The perfect decision tree for every time optimist and people pleaser
The perfect decision tree for every time optimist and people pleaser
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A special heart that listens
“To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks, but a special heart that listens.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The moral bucket list
The Moral Bucket List It occurred to me that there were two sets of virtues, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral — whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful....
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There's more than one way to be human
“If you really want to get along with somebody, let them be themselves.” – Willie Nelson
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The opportunity of adversity
“Every challenge, every adversity, contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.” —Roy Bennett
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What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?
I very frequently get the question: “What’s going to change in the next 10 years?” That’s a very interesting question. I almost never get the question: “What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?” And I submit to you that that second question is actually the more important of the two. You can build...
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The only constant is change
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” -Heraclitus
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Life is not a journey
Because we simply cheated ourselves a whole way down the line. We thought of life by analogy with a journey—with a pilgrimage which had a serious purpose at the end—the thing was to get to that end success or…heaven… But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing—and you were supposed...
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Apple isn't about making boxes for people to get their jobs done
What we’re about isn’t making boxes for people to get their jobs done—although we do that well…we do that better than almost anybody in some cases.  But Apple is about something more than that. Apple at the core…it’s core value—is that we believe that people with passion can change the world for...
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Stop keeping score
To increase our happiness, we need better questions than “What accomplishments should be on my scorecard?” Let me suggest a few that will lead to answers that can deliver authentic well-being. 1. Who has the intrinsic characteristics that I admire and want to emulate? 2. What do people most need from...
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