Thou Shall Not Fool Thyself
“Nature delights in punishing stupid people.” Emerson
This one really got me because I never did take the time to reflect on the way that I thought about certain things but then when I did take the time, through reading different self development books and being in this class, I realized that I really did need to change the way I think. It’s difficult though because I can’t look back at a time when I had negative thoughts and pinpoint exactly why I had those thoughts at that exact time. I did realize that I had been fooling myself into thinking that the way I thought about things was okay because that was just the way my mind works. Of course I know that the mind can change but there are some things in the mind that cannot be changed no matter how hard you try but I can try to offset the negative and pessimistic thinking.