by the Farnam Street Blog
We’ve all been there: You’re sitting in traffic when someone zooms by and cuts you off, or uses the shoulder to speed ahead of the line. If you’re like us, your gut reaction is to assume they’re a horrible person, maybe even a sociopath.
Try one thing: Hold back that reflex and consider – what’s the most respectful possible interpretation of their actions?
Are these likely? No. But what if whenever a situation like this came up, you interpreted the actions of others in the most positive possible light? Do you think your day-to-day experience would be better or worse?
This article explores the topic in further depth, and includes some great insight on why this mindset shift is worth considering.
Key Quote: “… to have just a little critical awareness about myself and my certainties. Because a huge percentage of the stuff that I tend to be automatically certain of is, it turns out, totally wrong and deluded.”
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Well, you didn’t settle our nerves at all on this one. I guess my nightmares about the dancing robot-dogs from Boston Dynamics are here to stay…
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