Knowledge is Power
11/29/2017 @ 11:37:27 AM (EST)
It's not just a meme.
How to succeed
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
The challenge is knowing when you've failed, why you've failed, and being able to use that to prevent a loss of enthusiasm.
Anger and Fear Based Emotion
There are 2 reasons people get angry:
1. They don't understand something and can't seem to get over it.
2. They understand something too much and can't seem to get over it.
Dwelling on anger which is caused by not understanding something leads to terror.
Dwelling on anger which is caused by understanding something too much leads to hate.
The key factor is the point that they can't seem to get over it; they are dwelling on it.
Why are they dwelling on it?
Because they want to.
In the end, one's emotions are caused by their desires.
There may be a certain point of having anger which just happens as basically a chain reaction to an event.
However, beyond that point, when the signs of anger are very apparent, they WANT to get angry, whether they are consciously aware of this or not.
Having fear, anxiety, or rage is largely caused by a feeling that they actually do want or need these feelings. An inability to let go of the feelings and move on.
Intelligence and Logic
Skill and intelligence are not defined by what you can do, but rather what you actually end up doing.
There is a fundamental difference between what you can do and what you do.
The difference is that being able to do something is a belief held, not a fact; however, doing something is a fact.
Skill and intelligence are only accurately gauged by facts, not beliefs.
Therefore, if one is defined and judged by their skill and intelligence in life, then that means one is defined by their actions.
Logic is not flawed, words can simply be manipulated.
Words are an attempt to express emotions. Since they are only an attempt, albeit a good one, they are still not entirely capable of appropriately expressing any and all emotions.
Emotions come from 2 sources: Logic and Creativity
These things are very much intertwined, because creativity is built upon using logic, and logic is built upon using creativity.
Knowledge is power
You know why knowledge is power?
Because any knowledge you have can work for or against you,
how you steer is your power
The ultimate goal of acquiring knowledge (and subsequently gaining power) is to facilitate achieving what is known in psychology as
the flow state
Flow theory postulates three conditions that have to be met to achieve a flow state:
One must be involved in an activity with a clear set of goals and progress.
This adds direction and structure to the task.
The task at hand must have clear and immediate feedback.
This helps the person negotiate any changing demands and allows him or her to adjust his or her performance to maintain the flow state.
One must have a good balance between the perceived challenges of the task at hand and his or her own perceived skills.
One must have confidence that he or she is capable to do the task at hand.
However, it was argued that the antecedent factors of flow are interrelated, as a perceived balance between challenges and skills requires that one knows what he or she has to do (clear goals) and how successful he or she is in doing it (immediate feedback). Thus, a perceived fit of skills and task demands can be identified as the central precondition of flow experiences.
The 4 subjective realities
Every person has 4 realities that shape their true personal reality:
1. What is happening to them that they realize is happening to them
2. What is happening to them that they don't realize is happening to them
3. What isn't happening to them that they imagine is happening to them
4. What isn't happening to them that they don't imagine is happening to them
The thoughts one has relevant to these 4 areas shapes how and what is perceived as real to that person. What they believe is right and wrong, what they do and don't want, and what they do and don't do are directly relevant to these 4 realities.
As one grows, their ability to control and manipulate these 4 realities is constantly changing, either to more control or less control. It can fluctuate greatly between various points in life, depending on a person's circumstances and how they manage to deal with them.
What you assume you are shapes what you make yourself to be.
There is no such thing as luck
There is no such thing as luck in this world.
Rules, prerequisites, psychological states...
There are any number of invisible factors that combine
to produce an unpredictable but inevitable result.
The victor of a game is decided before it even begins.
The world is chaotic, unreasonable, and unfair.
It has no meaning at all.
It is the wish of those who realize this, who refuse to accept it.
A wish that the world would be at least a little interesting.
That's what an urban legend is.
When life gives you lemons
When life gives you lemons, use the seeds to grow some lemon trees and the next time life tries to give you lemons, throw the tree in its face.
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