Matt Wensing 🐙
We, as a herd, only understand stories.
You can’t fight stories with facts. You can only fight stories with a better story.
Stop making nuanced factual arguments. Repeat a better story.
Mar 12, 2023, 1:38:10 PM
When you meet someone better looking, taller, or more talented, you experience a spark of envy. You ask, why are they endowed with qualities so much more attractive than your own? Naturally, you are unaware that many people ask themselves the same question when they meet you.
Feb 18, 2023, 12:18:18 AM
“Human nature doesn't change. You are wasting your time if you are trying to change how people behave. But if you change their tools, you can change whatever you want.”
When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.
∆ Viktor E. Frankl
For all the downsides of organized religion, they still provided valuable ritual. There’s a lot to be said for showing up at a community ritual on a regular basis... especially when you don’t feel like it (sometimes when it helps you the most / as opposed to self-isolating and falling into depression).
“And when you choose a life partner, you’re choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you’ll hear about 18,000 times.” — Tim Urban, Wait But Why - How to Pick Your Life Partner