It is easier to recognize other people’s mistakes than your own.
Facts that challenge basic assumptions—and thereby threaten people’s livelihood and self-esteem—are simply not absorbed. The mind does not digest them.
I’ve always felt ideas were a dime a dozen. If you had one that didn’t work out, you should not fight too hard to save it, just go find another.
You should talk to people who disagree with you and you should talk to people who are not in the same emotional situation you are.
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- Amos Tversky Israeli Cognitive Psychologist
- Steven Pinker Canadian Psychologist
- Abbie Hoffman American Political Activist
- Philip Roth American Novelist, Short-story Writer
- Stephen Jay Gould American Paleontologist
- Claude Levi-Strauss French Anthropologist
- Richard Feynman American Physicist
- Marvin Minsky American Computer Scientist
- Eric Hoffer American Philosopher
- Robert Cialdini American Social Psychologist