You must drop all that you think you know, for true wisdom will never come to visit you if you hold opinions and judgements about anything. False knowledge is akin to giving a child a loaded gun to play with. Unless you learn to think clearly, your mind will be led astray by every contrived thought that enters your mind.
First you must drop all that you think you know! You have gained false knowledge like many people, since you were a child. Your thoughts and opinions have been tainted by your parents, your teachers, family and friends.
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The problem with many people is they would rather listen to the noise of the world, what their friends or peers think rather than listen to their own needs. Many people can often be put off going for a job, or a new pursuit, just because they worry about what others will think. You could be interested in spirituality or Religion, but fear being ridiculed, just because you have entertained the thought of visiting a church or temple.
I know many people like this, I was one myself in my younger days, too busy making fun of everything to have the time to take anything too serious.
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As individuals we all deal with stress, difficult situations and people differently. How quick we are to anger or how easily we are provoked, can depend on a number of factors. One is personality; Inherited personality traits and environment. Another can be learned behaviour. For example, those people who come from family backgrounds in which anger is often demonstrated; will believe that this is normal. They may also see it as a very effective way of getting what they want.
Though I believe we all have our own inner moral compass which tells us when something is not right, there will be some immature or emotionally weak individuals who will use aggressive tactics to get what they want, without thought or care for another person. Rather then using gentle persuasion or debate.
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As human beings we are all creatures of habit and routine. Though we may yearn at times for things to liven up a little, or for some excitement to occur. That is why when we experience great change and adversity; such as a relationship breaking down; a job loss; serious illness or bereavement It can feel as if our whole world has been turned upside down.
The frightening thing about these types of situations, is that the individual feels they no longer have any control over their lives. Life has sped up and not in a good way. Whilst it is true that we can be overtaken by unexpected events. It is not true that we don’t have any control over them. Because we do. Though we cannot change what is happening, we can control how we choose to ‘react’ to it.
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If asked, the majority of people will admit to regularly having to deal with problems in their daily lives. Some will be easier to deal with then others. Practical every day problems such as getting a home appliance fixed or replaced can be simple. So can arranging for the car to be repaired if it has broken down. These types of problems are straight forward, although often annoying and time consuming. Unlike other problems that can happen in life, that come out of the blue and are not so easy to fix.
Problem solving can fall into more then one category. But the techniques we can use to solve them will be similar. For example. A good way to approach most problems it is helpful to:-
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We have all made a mistake sometime in our life, some of us have made more than our fair share. Yet if you never made a mistake you would never learn anything. You would go on in your own little world thinking that everything was perfect and having no real idea how things really work. As a child you may have had a bicycle, if the bike never had a puncture or the chain never came off, you would happily keep peddling around the streets, not really understanding how you managed to get from A to B. But when the bike broke down, you would of had to get onto your hands and knees, so as to put the chain back on, or you would of had to take the wheel off so you could repair a puncture. By doing this, little by little you became to understand your bike.
Life is just the same, you do not begin to reflect on it, until things start going wrong. You have no need to question your actions if things are going well, you are too busy having fun. But as soon as the metaphoric wheels fall off from beneath you, it becomes inevitable that you will question why.
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