#interpretation #happiness #relationships #attention #suffering #marketing
It’s only evil when the other side does it… for us it’s a virtue!
Relationships: Build them, nurture them, reinforce them.
This is a great way to reframe our goals: What suffering am I willing to live through, to get what I think I want?
As I remind my children often, we can only focus on one thing at a time. Everything else is filtered out.
Most people (~85%) live a life of insecurity. This is used by unscrupulous marketing to prey on these weaknesses, getting people to buy things in an attempt to buy happiness. It doesn’t work, of course, and then we buy something else.
Dunning-Kruger effect: we’re unaware of our shortcomings… until they’re all too clear, and then we think we suck (when we probably don’t).