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There are many blessings in disguise that aren’t always apparent to us, and many of these blessings are afforded to us simply for being alive!
As long as we have life, we can learn to be grateful for it, and uncover our unique human blessings despite the hardships.
Below are some broad and general blessings that you may have overlooked.
Life is the name of learning and improving. Sometimes, learning and improving happen automatically; and sometimes one needs to force oneself for improvements – especially when the environment is not good, e.g., like the below situation of a son with his father.
There are some areas of self improvement, which needs to ponder upon; just improving in one area never enough to make others and oneself happy. It is true that “nobody took birth to make anybody happy,” but it is also true that “nobody has the right to make anybody miserable.” Self improvement isn’t something to take from outside, it is something which already exists inside and just needs to be recognized and experienced.
Our minds set up many traps for us. Unless we’re aware of them, these traps can seriously hinder our ability to think rationally, leading us to bad reasoning and making stupid decisions. Features of our minds that are meant to help us may, eventually, get us into trouble.
Here are the first 5 of the most harmful of these traps and how to avoid each one of them.
1. The Anchoring Trap: Over-Relying on First Thoughts
“Is the population of Turkey greater than 35 million? What’s your best estimate?” Researchers asked this question to a group of people, and the estimates were seldom too far off 35 million. The same question was posed to a second group, but this time using 100 million as the starting point. Although both figures were arbitrary, the estimates from the ’100 million’ group were, without fail, concomitantly higher than those in the ’35 million’ group.
Lesson: Your starting point can heavily bias your thinking: initial impressions, ideas, estimates or data “anchor” subsequent thoughts.