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Our Greatest Failing

Alan Lightman begins his article, “Nothing but the Truth; Science’s and Greatest Weakness Is Also Its Greatest Strength”  (Popular Science, May 2015) with an anecdote about Richard Feynman. “40 years ago, the legendary physicist Richard Feynman gave the commencement address at my graduation from the California Institute of technology… Feynman told us that before we went public with new scientific results, we should consider every conceivable way we might be wrong. It was a tall order.” 1Alan Lightman, “Nothing but the Truth,” Popular Science, May 2015

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1. Alan Lightman, “Nothing but the Truth,” Popular Science, May 2015
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On Saying No to the Adventures Life Presents You

Joseph Campbell on refusing the call that life presents you (a.k.a saying no to life, emphasis mine):

“When this refusal of the call happens, there is a kind of drying up, a sense of life lost. Everything you knows that a required adventure has been refused. Anxieties build up. What you have refused to experience in a positive way, you will experience a negative way.1“A Joseph Campbell Companion”, p. 78, Selected and Edited by Diane K. Osbon

If you are having a negative experience of something, ask yourself, “where am I saying no when yes may be the better answer?”

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1. “A Joseph Campbell Companion”, p. 78, Selected and Edited by Diane K. Osbon
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When you see a good move…

“When you see a good move, look for a better one.” —Emanual Lasker
This chess strategy is also good advice in so many other areas: programming, business strategy, relationships, politics, and on and on.

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Resistance to New Ideas

“The resistance to any new idea is proportional to the square of its importance.” —Bertrand Russell

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Our Doubts are Traitors

“Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win,
By fearing to attempt.”
William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

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The Job of Clever People

“The job of clever people is to ask difficult questions. The job of very clever people is to ask deceptively simple ones.” —The Economist 1The Economist, September 7, 2013, The man who showed why firms exist

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1. The Economist, September 7, 2013, The man who showed why firms exist
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Edison on Programming Your Sleep

Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.

—Thomas Edison

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Convictions cause convicts.

“‘Convictions cause convicts.’ Whatever you believe imprisons you.”
—Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger

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Einstein on Thinking

“The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the level of thinking we were at when we created them.”

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On Discovery

Marcel Proust

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.