Shane Parrish

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You can disagree without saying anything. Not needing to win trivial arguments saves you time, energy, and friends.

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Nothing is gained by arguing with someone over something that doesn't matter. You can disagree without saying anything. Not needing to win trivial arguments saves you time, energy, and friends.

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Improvement begins when you have the discipline to confront the facts.

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When someone responds to your questions with anger and frustration, it's unlikely they're a genius. More than likely, they don't know what they are doing and are frustrated with you because deep down you're exposing them to the lies they tell themselves.

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The reason for your anger is always inside of you.

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Amateurs think disagreements are threats. Professionals see them as an opportunity to learn.

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You can’t evaluate/be skeptical of everything. Follow Pascal’s philosophy and only put effort into things that can hurt you when you’re wrong.

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Never agree to anything on the spot from someone you don't know.

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Anger reduces reason.

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Surprise is the beginning of opportunity. When something doesn't make sense, it means your model of how things work is wrong. Instead of dismissing what doesn't make sense, dive in.

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We like it when other people agree with us, which is why we rarely say what we are thinking.

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When things happen that agree with our view of the world, we naturally think they are good for us and others. When they conflict with our views, they are wrong and bad. But the world is smarter than we are.

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