After watching over 50 TED talks, these insights have stuck with me the most
An example: Instead of spending billions of dollars to make train rides shorter — something frustrated commuters would seem likely to prefer — it may be cheaper and more effective just to equip the trains with Wifi. The ride is the same duration but is now more enjoyable.
Sometimes it's smarter to target attitudes, not circumstances.
4) Actively engage in negative visualization. Spend a few minutes contemplating the annoyances or tragedies of life each day, but finish by acknowledging all of the great things you currently have. This will prepare you for the suffering inherent in life while keeping your heart open enough to receive its most dazzling jewels.
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― Carl Jung
The simpleminded demand simple causes for complex problems.
The simpleminded demand simple solutions.
I feel exposed... do you too?
I really do believe that our attitudes are shaped much more by our social groups than they are by facts on the ground. We are not great reasoners. Most people don't like to think at all, or like to think as little as possible. And by most, I mean roughly 70 percent of the population. Even the rest seem to devote a lot of their resources to justifying beliefs that they want to hold, as opposed to forming credible beliefs based only on fact
Reminder - relying on google has a timeframe