[Quote No.62103] Need Area: Mind > Learn "[Freedom of thought, speech, expression and press versus censorship and propaganda:] We need a variety of input and influence and voices. You cannot get all the answers to life and business from one person or from one source.
" - Jim Rohn
[Quote No.62243] Need Area: Mind > Learn "[Skepticism is important in the search for truth:] One of the biggest problems with the world today is that we have large groups of people who will accept whatever they hear on the grapevine, just because it suits their worldview - not because it is actually true or because they have evidence to support it. The striking thing is that it would not take much effort to establish validity in most of these cases... but people prefer reassurance to research." - Neil deGrasse Tyson
[Quote No.62244] Need Area: Mind > Learn "[Be skeptical; to avoid 'confirmation bias' look for proof to support all sides of an argument or proposition: Remember...]
What the human being is best at doing is interpreting all new information so that their prior conclusions remain intact." - Warren Buffett
[Quote No.62273] Need Area: Mind > Learn "[Neural plasticity:] As you read this, in the five cups of tofu-like tissue inside your head, nested amid a trillion support cells, 80 to 100 billion neurons are signaling one another in a network with about half a quadrillion connections, called synapses. All this incredibly fast, complex, and dynamic neural activity is continually changing your brain. Active synapses become more sensitive, new synapses start growing within minutes, busy regions get more blood since they need more oxygen and glucose to do their work, and genes inside neurons turn on or off. Meanwhile, less active connections wither away in a process sometimes called neural Darwinism: the survival of the busiest." - Rick Hanson From his book, 'Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence'.
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[Quote No.62419] Need Area: Mind > Learn "They who have read about everything are thought to understand everything, too, but it is not always so; reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. We are of the ruminating kind, and it is not enough to cram ourselves with a great load of collections -- we must chew them over again." - William Ellery Channing
[Quote No.62529] Need Area: Mind > Learn "We do not receive wisdom, [easily, because most of us have difficulty in recognising it as wisdom due to a lack of relevant, personal experience. Therefore, if we are ever to get wisdom] we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us." - Marcel Proust
[Quote No.62536] Need Area: Mind > Learn "True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.
" - David O. McKay
[Quote No.62601] Need Area: Mind > Learn "[Truth - subjective and objective:] Science deals exclusively with things as they are in themselves; and art exclusively with things as they affect the human sense and human soul." - John Ruskin
[Quote No.62603] Need Area: Mind > Learn "[Truth - subjective and objective:]
There are two kinds of truth:
the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart.
The first of these is science, and the second is art.
Neither is independent of the other or more important than the other. Without art, science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science, art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery. The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous." - Raymond Chandler