I’ve found that one of the most useful heuristics in life is to do the opposite of the popularIn other words: “Everything Popular Is Wrong”
So it becomes instructive and enriching to come up with beliefs that we are wrong about now
A recent I’ve stumbled upon is the idea that seeing ourselves as intrinsically flawed is a useful thing
That our missions in life is to overcome these internal flaws to become moral people
Instead of trusting ourselves completely because we are angels
We analyze every thought and feeling that comes and decide which one serves us and which one doesn’t
We become suspicious and vigilant
What a paradigm shift!
This is surely a boon for us all.