“Options, any options, by allowing you more upside than downside, are vectors of antifragility. If you “have optionality,” you don’t have much need for what is commonly called intelligence, knowledge, insight, skills, and these complicated things that take place in our brain cells. For you don’t have to be right that often. All you need is the wisdom to not do unintelligent things to hurt yourself (some acts of omission) and recognize favorable outcomes
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“In sleep, fantasy takes the form of dreams. But in waking life, too, we continue to dream beneath the threshold of consciousness, especially when under the influence of repressed or other unconscious complexes.” Carl Jung “Every dream that anyone ever has is theirs alone and they never manage to share it. And they never manage to remember it either. Not truly or accurately. Not as it was. Our memories and our vocabularies aren’t up
Self-determination theory (SDT) is a school of thought in psychology that explores the motivations behind people’s choices and how they relate to psychological needs. It looks at how we make decisions when there’s an absence of external influence. A self-determined individual is essentially someone who: Takes responsibility for their own actions Feels in control of their own behaviors, decisions and life direction Validates themself and finds motivation from within Makes decisions based on their
“Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.” Shakespeare “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” Søren Kierkegaard “The action that follows deliberation should be quick, but deliberation should be slow.” Aristotle “Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference.” Tim Ferriss “Slower, it turns out, often means better—better health, better work, better business, better family life, better exercise, better cuisine and better sex.” Carl Honoré
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Seneca “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” Bruce Lee “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” Francis Bacon “Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.” William Arthur Ward “Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” Emily Dickinson “Every wall is a door.” Ralph
Walking in solitude provides a chance to explore, quiet our minds, mull over ideas and conceive new concepts. The very act is a counter to the relentless pace of life in modern society where we’re overstimulated and bombarded with information, requests and notifications. Here are some famous thinkers from history who were habitual walkers. 1. Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden, was one of the world’s most famous walkers. An advocate