“Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven’t asked the question, the answer has nowhere to go. It hits your mind and bounces right off. You have to ask the question – you have to want to know – in order to open up the space for the answer to fit.”
— Clayton Christensen quoted by Jason Fried
“ I was thirteen , and we were talking about how people change . And my mom , who ’ s a psychiatrist , told me that people tend to stop changing so much when they get into their thirties . They start to accept who they are , and to live with themselves as they are . And , maybe because I was an unhappy and angry person at the time , I found that idea offensive . And I vowed right then that I would never stop changing . And I haven ’ t stopped .”
Are You the Same Person You Used to Be? (Joshua Rothman (www.newyorker.com)/2022) | Location: 75.26% | Thursday, 06 October 2022 22:06:39
Imagine discovering that while you thought you needed to grab coffee every morning for the caffeine, what you really needed was the act of gifting yourself a moment of joy.
In my daily work as a metacognitive clinical psychologist, I encounter many people who, in trying to find answers or meaning, or in attempting to make the right decision, spend most of their waking hours scrutinising their minds for solutions. Ironically, in this process of trying to figure out how to proceed in life, they come to a standstill.
“For the world to be interesting, you have to be manipulating it all the time.”
— Brian Eno