I’ve always felt ideas were a dime a dozen. If you had one that didn’t work out, you should not fight too hard to save it, just go find another.
It is easier to recognize other people’s mistakes than your own.
You should talk to people who disagree with you and you should talk to people who are not in the same emotional situation you are.
Facts that challenge basic assumptions—and thereby threaten people’s livelihood and self-esteem—are simply not absorbed. The mind does not digest them.
Wondering Whom to Read Next?
- Amos Tversky Israeli Cognitive Psychologist
- Steven Pinker Canadian Psychologist
- Abbie Hoffman American Political Activist
- Philip Roth American Novelist, Short-story Writer
- Stephen Jay Gould American Paleontologist
- Claude Levi-Strauss French Anthropologist
- Richard Feynman American Physicist
- Eric Hoffer American Philosopher
- Robert Cialdini American Social Psychologist
- John Kenneth Galbraith American Economist