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Why Suicide Bombers Kill Themselves; Avoid This Deadly Mindset And You Will Save The World


If you had one wish and could change anything in the world what would it be? I would eradicate convictions.

Nietzsche said “Convictions are greater enemies of the truth than lies” and it’s absolutely true. Take a look around the world.

Everything that you don’t like comes from somebody having a black and white mindset.

I’ve done a lot of things wrong in my life, and I’ve done a few things right as well.

One of the things that I did right was that even as a teen, when I met somebody who said something I hadn’t heard before or maybe didn’t agree with I would still listen to them and consider the merit of their ideas.

So many people just instantly dismiss opinions that are foreign to them, often without even noticing that they’re doing it.

Eradicate the black and white mind. For all those things that you have strong convictions about, remember that somebody else might see something that you can’t see yet. We know psychologically why this happens.

Charlie Munger calls it the “superpower” that we use to resolve cognitive dissonance. We don’t like to not know so we’re always judging. That’s where racism comes from, that’s why we make snap judgments based on physical appearance. Sometimes we’re correct and sometimes we’re not.

The important thing is to be open to new ideas and opinions so our minds can continue to grow and adapt in a world that is constantly changing.

superpower, charlie munger, convictions, mindset

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