People want to be liked, so we like people who like us. And in a weird way, asking me to go out of my way to do something for you shows that you like me.
We should channel our jealousy to a state of competitiveness. We should strive to be as great as the person next to us. Even if we do not reach his or her level of ability, we still tried our best- and that’s what counts.
When we are not faced with life or death situations and we have the time and health to use our conscious minds to their full creative extent, the decisions we make are almost always through the lenses of the story that we are telling ourselves.
I didn’t feel great about knocking on my dentist’s front door at 11 PM.
Our brains aren’t perfect. In fact, when it comes to decision making, they are extremely outdated.
If a team delivers poor work, then, all things being equal, a disliked person will be the first to get the blame.
Walk into any museum around the world and you will be surrounded by paintings and sculptures of the human figure. It’s powerful and emotional…
This is why voluntourism works, not because white people are so great at going overseas and building houses and digging wells, but because it forges relationships between people with the means to help and people who need to be helped.
Most people would be offended by this.
She told me she’d been too sick to cook dinner, and if I’d mind. I smiled. She blew me a kiss because she didn’t want to get me sick. I walked to the kitchen and, even though I was exhausted after a long day at my job, I got to work cooking a plain dinner neither of us would remember.