You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
If you think you are in control, you're fooling yourself. As soon as you start listening, you realize you're not in control. And letting go will yield more and better results.
If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you're fooling yourself. That's like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn't eat him.
The ethos of not fooling yourself is one of the best you could possibly have. It's powerful because it's so rare.
Your job as a scientist is to figure out how you're fooling yourself.
You are fooling yourself whenever you think you are productive just because you have worked fourteen hours in a day. You will be truly productive when you do the same amount of work in four hours, and take the other ten hours to enjoy the good things life has to offer.
I find that you can use an acting technique when the thing isn't working, not that you make the technique the end result of your work. You use the technique when you're in trouble and things aren't flowing the way they should. It's a way of fooling yourself to make it work again.
There is no horror, no amount of evil in the world, that a true believer can't rationalize as consistent with a loving God. It's the ultimate way of fooling yourself.
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