We Have Always Been Idiots!

We Have Always Been Idiots!

“…the way to greater confidence isn’t to reassure ourselves of our own dignity; it’s to grow at peace with the inevitable nature of ridiculousness. We are idiots now, we have been idiots in the past, and we will be idiots again in the future – and that is OK. There aren’t any other available options for human beings.”

“The road to greater confidence begins with a ritual of telling oneself solemnly every morning, before heading out for the day, that one is a muttonhead, a cretin, a dumbbell and an imbecile. One or two more acts of folly should, thereafter, not matter very much at all.”

#philosophy

http://www.thebookoflife.org/how-thinking-youre-an-idiot-lends-confidence/

22 Replies to “We Have Always Been Idiots!”

  1. I’m just waiting for a bus ,,, damn Stupid ME!!!! Now on to that equation of dark matter and string theory connecting by means of a quantum gravity Field held together by Thought……….

  2. 在中國!不會對偶像崇拜>>>只有對真相與做出事實的歷史!傳達意義

    什麼專家?不須要去吹捧>>>不管黑貓白貓都美多醜!只有會抓老鼠的貓,才是好貓

  3. Ha, ha! So useful! In general, we tend to take ourselves far too seriously. Reminds me of Macbeth: “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,

    And then is heard no more. It is a tale

    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

    Signifying nothing.”

  4. He makes a good point in that much of our anxiety comes from the fear of looking stupid. If we recognize that it’s inevitable that we’ll all look stupid at some point and it’s not a big deal, them we won’t be afraid to do certain things.

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