The school which takes in the best students and boast about raising the best students is no great school.
Some people don’t want to attain knowledge because it is so beautiful.They just want it to make their life easier.
Opposite of science is common sense.Nothing harms the essence of systematic study more than belief in untested claims.
The first step to understanding something is not understanding it.
I would only try to understand something that I don’t know.For what I know I will just assume I know it and won’t critically pursue it any further.
Knowledge evolves through debates and conversations.It isn’t stable,it is ever changing.
To keep up with the change,we need to open our minds to various possibilities or we will be stuck in the middle of the road with nowhere to go.
Having a bad trait isn’t bad.The worst is when you are defined by that trait itself,undermining your virtue.
There are two ways to make change possible – in both cases you need to become ‘big’ relative to the task.
Either you grow your knowledge and skill – become an expert at doing something.
Or you shrink the challenge – you divide your goal into smaller individual attainable actions.
Either way,you become more daunting than the task itself.Do not fear the task.Let the task dread you and follow your way instead.
Once you become capable or believe that you have become capable – your chances of succeeding increase significantly.
When we help children or old people too much – not only they become more dependent on us but also less empowered from within.
They are not incapable – they’re just either less informed or slow due to aging.
Our way of communication also impacts them – instead of saying ‘I will do it’,we say ‘you can’t do this so let me’.
Help them only when they ask for it – strike a balance between being overbearing and being ignorant.
Do not control – just empower.