“There’s no room for facts when our minds are occupied by fear.”
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Take your own responsibility.
Don’t blame others for your own mistake.
Instead of heroes, look for systems.
“Seek out causes, not bad guys.”
Greater income is intended, not just bigger bank accounts. Longer lives aim to provide more than just time. To be able to do whatever we want is the ultimate goal.
Factfulness is the ability to see things from multiple perspectives in order to gain a deeper understanding of the situation and come up with workable solutions. One perspective can limit your creativity.
Test your theories. Don’t just gather instances that support the superiority of your preferred theories.
Never avert your gaze from a machete-wielding threat. Keep still. Ask him what the issue is while maintaining eye contact.
What kind of evidence would lead you to reconsider your position? If you respond that “no evidence could ever change my mind about vaccination,” you are going against evidence-based rationality and the very critical thinking that got you here in the first place.
Most importantly, we should instill humility and curiosity in our kids. Here, humility means realizing how challenging it can be to get the facts straight when acting on your instincts.
Simple concepts and answers should be avoided. Many visionaries throughout history have used straightforward utopian ideals to defend terrible deeds. Embrace the complexity. Combine concepts. Compromise. Case-by-case resolution of issues
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