We perceive the world not in any objectively accurate sense but through the lens of our own needs, goals, and prior experience.
We often look back on the things we’ve just learned and assumed we knew them or believed them all along.
Had happiness been the ultimate panacea, we all would have enjoyed the Netflix and gorged on daily diets of unhealthy & tempting fast foods.
There is no denying that unlimited access to infinite information has dramatically reframed the length & breadth of prism through which we tend to see the world.
Being smart is all about having the ability to go deeper and extract more abstract information from deluge of data that keeps inundating our senses on consistent basis.
Imagine an athlete who is running 100-meter race decides to compete for 400 meters after completion of his original race.
The sight of a pigeon normally excites everyone, but if I had to tell you, the creature was sighted inside an aircraft cabin while making an early morning landing, then I guess it does qualify as a rare event extracting childlike enthusiasm from each of us.
The human brain is an ‘anticipation machine’, and ‘creating the possible future’ is the most important thing it does.
Easterlin paradox: Once our basic needs have been met, incremental financial gain contributes almost nothing to happiness.
We don’t always know the “whys” behind our own behaviour, yet there is so much certainty in the way we pretend to know everything.
There is no denying the fact that quite a significant proportion of humanity chose to dedicate more thought in one evening to deliberating which restaurant or movie they should go to than they do in their entire lifetime to deliberating what’s the purpose of life?