Explained: That is the name of one of my favorite shows on Netflix.
We all walk around with some approximate knowledge of things… we know absolutely nothing exactly, deeply. At best we remember what we read, heard, but that is second hand knowledge. In a world where PhD’s have 7-10% truth value, second hand knowledge is virtually worthless. Even if you had the ability to repeat word for word what they said, your knowledge would be still just 7-10% truth value… sound dismal, doesn’t it?
Every single human, whether they admit it or not, feel above average, and smarter than most everyone… and Forget Thyself is the worst.
It is a daily practice of mine to make myself a learning machine… learn from everyone, including my students.
Humility… it’s actually very hard… you need to give credit where credit is due, and every time, it’s human nature, you experience the marker feelings that come along with comparison: someone is better than me… therefore I must be no good.
No one looks at Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as showing you what you need to work on next.
And given that only a minuscule percentage of the population ever reaches the higher levels of the needs, that is a stupid thing to do.
You don’t automatically advance to the higher levels, no matter how much “high” desire you have, no matter how empty you feel, how locked in you feel, how much you hate that you are meek, or abused, or have no freedom.
I just listened to this Earl Nightingale talk… eleven minutes or so.
I had never heard it…
It struck me how everything was invented so many times in history… and however many times it was invented, like how to get from where you are to being in the top few percent of the world, millions of people can listen to you and they will miss it.
Why? Because, I think, because opportunity comes in work clothes… Opportunity looks like work. And what people hope opportunity is is like a windfall… it befalls you… lol.
Enjoy the video. Even if you miss it, it is fun to listen.
I am republishing this article from four years ago… because even though it doesn’t say “fixed mindset” and “growth mindset” it is about that…
Frank and Matt… the two archetypes of seekers in all areas of life. relationship seekers, weight loss, prosperity, mindset, spirituality… seekers are seekers!
I got an email in my inbox from a marketing teacher of mine today.
I liked the subject line. I followed the link. I found a fascinating article.
It is about marketing, or better said, two types of marketers, two types of seekers of success, one is “Frank” the other is “Matt”.
Frank and Matt are two different types of marketers. But…
The idea of Frank and Matt fits “seekers” to a T. Seekers are exactly matching the two types, they are like Frank and Matt: grabbing for a quick fix or building a path… so I want you to put aside your distaste for marketing and business, and I want you to go over to that site and read it. I mean read every freaking’ word on it. Map it on yourself. See yourself. Get justified or find out how and why you have been mislead.
Living my life as an experiment has given me a valuable “to the side and slightly elevated” vantage point.
What does that mean? That while I am in the midst of whatever is going on, whatever is bothering me, I am also viewing it from a point not in the midst of.
Example: My landlord treats me like a dirty rag. That is a sentence from he midst of… From the side I can see that it is his self defense. He is a bad landlord who needs this property to suck the money out of so he and his family can live the way they want to live. I can understand his point of view. It doesn’t mesh well with mine, but such is life. But the dirty rag thing is the figment of my imagination.