The following are three harmful beliefs:

  1. What I see is reality.
  2. What I think is the truth.
  3. What I want must be.

What I believe is more accurate:

  1. What I see is a tiny subset of reality, heavily filtered by my imperfect senses.
  2. What I think is a result of my experiences and influences going back to childhood.
  3. What I want is just that – what I want:
    • it’s ok if I try and fail
    • it’s ok if other people want other things (we may disagree or even fight, but the difference itself is neither strange or unnatural).

Do you agree?

Let me know.