Life is a never-ending learning process.
The moment you stop learning… you start dying.
Reading makes you smarter and better.
It’s the ideal form of brain exercise.
Want to gain greater control over yourself and develop the self-mastery and awareness required to think, act, and be an intelligent person.
Make reading a habit.
These thought-provoking books will shape your perception, worldview, and beliefs about life and living it. They will help you train your brain to work effortlessly in your favor.
That’s the chain of thinking: D-A-D-A. Getting data leads to analysis. Analysis leads to a decision. A decision leads to an action. Simple. That’s how thinking works.”
“We live in a fog of uncertainty. Good thinking removes some of the fog. Never all of it.”
“Without good analysis, we can’t make good decisions. Without good analysis, we can’t even figure out what our options are.”
“Notice the end: Action. If thinking doesn’t end with action, it’s useless. Taking action is why we think. If you’re thinking just to think, that’s useless, too.”
Thomas offers a guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life.
A person’s conclusions can only be as solid as the information on which they are based. Thus, a person who is exposed to almost nothing but inaccurate information on a given subject almost inevitably develops an erroneous belief, a belief that can seem to be “an irresistible product” of the individual’s (secondhand) experience.”
“People will always prefer black-and-white over shades of grey, and so there will always be the temptation to hold overly-simplified beliefs and to hold them with excessive confidence”
This books is a collection of some of the most important ideas drawn from the works of great thinkers.
simplicity is really an achievement — it follows from hard-won clarity about what matters.”
“Aristotle also observed that every virtue seems to be bang in the middle of two vices. It occupies what he termed ‘the golden mean’ between two extremes of character.”
“The primary thing we need to learn is not just maths or spelling, but how to be good: we need to learn about courage, self-control, reasonableness, independence and calm.
This is an entirely new understanding of the hidden mental processes that secretly govern every aspect of our behaviour.
Acknowledging that you do not have complete free will, or complete conscious control, actually increases the amount of free will and control you truly have.”
“The unconscious evaluation of everything does appear to be a very old and primitive effect that existed long before we developed conscious and deliberate modes of thought.”
History is written by the victors, but it’s victims who write the memoirs.”
“Most people, when directly confronted by evidence that they are wrong, do not change their point of view or course of action but justify it even more tenaciously. Even irrefutable evidence is rarely enough to pierce the mental armor of self-justification.”
“Prejudices emerge from the disposition of the human mind to perceive and process information in categories. “Categories” is a nicer, more neutral word than “stereotypes,” but it’s the same thing.”
Thanks and regards.