People wish they could save more:
in their life. And they try to expand their means to attain these commodities. What they often miss is that by expanding their means, their usage of those commodities usually increase proportionally.
To truly save, we need to remove waste. Anything that is not relevantly important, throw it away.
Who cheated at least once when they were in school? Oh come on brother, confess already.
I cheated in one form or another, especially if it was a test on subjects that I did not enjoy, such as geography. The real challenge of the test was how to do cheat and not getting caught. If you’re still in school, please do not follow my footsteps :)
So why did I cheat? I was looking for answers, the right answers. And we know the following fact: the answers that you got (or stole) from friends are not always right. And a ‘2’, I got.
Anyway, what’s interesting is not that I got a ‘2’; rather, how did I determine which answers are correct?
If you ever cheated, you are familiar of one of these approaches I used to use:
But what I did not realize was this: the approaches that I used did not guarantee the answers that I got were more likely to be correct. The correctness of the answer did not depend on the answer itself or the person who wrote the answer. Whether the answer was correct or not is determined by the question that was being asked.
Back to today
Look around. Watch how we behave in life. Don’t we at times (often, even) crave for answers? That’s why astrology is a thriving business: people look for answers. “Soothe my paaaaaiiiinnnnnn! I want to knooooowwwww!” And what’s worse, we often insist to hear the answers we want to hear. Else, it’s not the right answer.
What we do not realize is the fact that what defines whether an answer is right or wrong, is the question. If we ask a loosely defined question, a loose ended answer will sound correct. If we have no idea what to ask, any answer will, by definition, be true.
If you want the right answer, ask the right question.
Everyone is on an equal footing
No one knows what the right answers are. It’s pretty depressing but we’re all blind in that sense. So what to do?
Ask the right question.
A lot of people mix up the 2. If they feel like they know something, they often confuse it with accepting that thing. Which is completely different.
To know of something just means you are intellectually capable to perceive that thing in your mind.
To accept something, however, requires your investment. It requires that you invest emotionally to that decision you make so that knowledge becomes a part of you. Which can be a very tough decision to make especially when it confronts your very core belief.
To know that there’s God, and to accept that there’s God, is a huge difference. That’s why we have atheists. They know, but don’t accept.
To know that there’s a problem, and to accept that there’s a problem, is a huge difference. That’s why we have problems that linger on for like forever. We know they exist, but we never commit to solving them.
To know, and to accept are 2 very different things. That’s why we have snobs who preach but don’t do on one hand, and we have people who are already on their way towards a better life on the other.