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What Thinking Won’t Help You Learn

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In order to be good at something, you have to practice it. In fact, some things can only be learned through practice.

Intellectualising and theory help you understand WHY you do something, but they can’t tell you much about HOW to do it.

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Whatever They Say, It’s Just Information

Thinking that we have supernatural powers can cause difficulties. Take mind reading for example. There is only one way to be sure that you have understood another person correctly. However well you know them, you can’t read their mind, so check before acting.

The problem is compounded when your relationship is long-standing; your partner invariably thinks they know what you mean, and vice-versa.

It’s not the exchange of information that is the problem, it’s that we believe we know what it means.

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