If you have ever complained about not having somethings (and who has not?) stop the thoughts. Immediately start writing a notebook of why you have Gratitude and towards whom and for what.
It is a very powerful exercise of being grateful for what is given to us. I can not say about others, but I am sure I have more than what I deserve and I can easily make a list of 100 people to whom I owe much more than what they owe me. Whether it is the teacher who taught me, or the client who paid for my house, shelter, holidays, food on the table, a great life or a super great set of friends, colleagues, kids, … the list is endless.
Still once in a while you read a story like this and it makes you question. You know you have done nothing to give back to the world for what has been given to you……read this……I beg of you to read this……read on……The Last Walk for Water
View story at Medium.com
We think we know more than we do.
We’ve all done this, right—pretended we know something that we really don’t? This phenomena is known as Dunning-Kruger effect, written by David Dunning, professor of psychology at Cornell.
He’s written this excellent article on “We are all confident idiots,” explaining how confidence in one’s answers tends to be high for people who don’t know what they’re talking about. He says, “What’s curious is that, in many cases, incompetence does not leave people disoriented, perplexed, or cautious. Instead, the incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence, buoyed by something that feels to them like knowledge.”
We are simply not very good at knowing what we don’t know.
Dunning’s article is a long read but it’s definitely worth checking out: We are all confident idiots (psmag November/December 2014 ).