Cognitive traps: Black and white
1. Black and white thinking: yes or no Example thought: "In my opinion, either both are right or both are wrong..." Black and white thinking is extreme and makes you think things like "You're either with us or against us" or "you're either right or wrong." The person who holds this view sees everything as either positive or negative, and their thinking falls into the dilemma that everything is simply divided into "good" and "bad". While this kind of thinking can make successful politicians, business tycoons, and leaders, it leaves no room for the "grey zone" between the opposites of "black and white thinking", and the consequences are dangerous.
The opportunity to
One night a man met a god. The god told him that great things were going to happen to him. He was going to have the opportunity to acquire a great fortune, attain an important position in society, and marry a beautiful wife. The man had been waiting his whole life for this strange promise, and nothing had happened. He spent his life in poverty and died alone of old age. When he died, he saw the god again and said to him, "You promised to give me wealth, high social status, and a beautiful wife. I have waited all my life for nothing."
Dostoevsky, "The Demons" : Who dares to commit suicide who is god?
When it comes to Russian literature, the mountain that cannot be bypassed is Dostoyevsky, and the novel Swarm of Demons is one of dostoyevsky's most representative works. The story is based on the famous "Nechaev case" that happened in Moscow in 1869. Nechaev, a student of The University of Petersburg, met the anarchist Bakunin abroad. After returning to Moscow, he established the people's Punishment Society, a secret organization against the government, and set up several secret "five groups", mostly students. His despotism and authoritarianism caused so much discontent within the group that Ivanov, the model for the fictional character Satov, wanted to quit the organization. Finally, at Nechaev's instigation, the team members assassinated Ivanov out of fear of his informant.
"Convenience store in the World" : a person's real strength is never fit in
In life, many people sacrifice their principles in order to gain acceptance in a group. Obviously like reading alone, but afraid of being isolated by friends, had to follow them to eat and drink.
What wakes me up every day is really ideal
In my own life, I have come to realize that my best friends, although they have different personalities, almost all have the same characteristics. They are both flamboyant and difficult. In the company, they must be highly polarized. They love to spend money, but also make money, no one can stop them buy buy buy road, in the classmate, is not the old good guy type.
Life is more possible if you don't put limits on yourself
My greatest source of positive energy is a hard-working girl with a fair complexion. She studied in a university in Beijing, a two-year master of finance, has now graduated, in a bank Beijing branch to work. During the first year of postgraduate study, she did the following things :(1) she ranked top 3% in the major, and the key was advanced microeconomics and advanced econometrics, which were the most troublesome for me. She got 90+ in both of them, and even 95+ in one of them. (2) Passed CFA Level I and II, and passed five CPA courses; (3) In her spare time, she also practiced at a leisurely pace. Both companies are among the top securities firms in China.
"Long distance runner" Lo
Mr Lo did not bet on the mainland on a whim. He began researching the mainland in the 1980s and has been running marathons for more than 20 years. He witnessed the crazy growth of China's real estate industry and met many overnight rich real estate developers, but still adhere to the concept of not making quick money.
When you know what you want the whole world makes way for you
I remember that when I was in senior three, I chose to study hard for the college entrance examination and then went to Macao for university. At that time, I had never left my home, never left Shanghai, or even funnier, never left Hongkou District of Shanghai. I have never experienced any major setbacks that I have to face alone. I've heard the saying, "When you know what you want, the whole world makes way for you." I thought it was amazing at the time. So I remembered it silently.