The difference between confidence and overconfidence is vigilance
Aug03

The difference between confidence and overconfidence is vigilance

Suppose some soldiers are guarding the national boundary from infiltration by terrorists. If the soldiers are diffident…

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To be awake is to be aware of our wake
Jul15

To be awake is to be aware of our wake

Suppose a person is sleepwalking. They flail their arms and hit a loved one – something they would never do when they were…

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Not everything that comes in our vision is worth our attention
Jun28

Not everything that comes in our vision is worth our attention

Suppose we are driving a car. In the path of our vision come so many objects: trees, houses, passers-by, billboards and landmarks.…

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Strive for self-understanding, not self-esteem
Jun26

Strive for self-understanding, not self-esteem

As we live in a rabidly competitive society, we may feel that we lack self-esteem. Such feelings become aggravated when …

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To change your life, change the narrative of your life
Jun19

To change your life, change the narrative of your life

Suppose three people are carrying bricks. When asked what they are doing, the first replies sullenly, “Can’t you see?…

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Don’t just talk about yourself – talk to yourself
May25

Don’t just talk about yourself – talk to yourself

People who like to talk about themselves can come off as egotistic when they describe their successes and as whiners when…

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