“As a genealogist, I have seen the Big Picture as very few have. Most people now living have no clue who they are or where they come from. We are all descended from the ancient kings of our various cultures. There is nothing unique about it. And let's be honest, most of those kings were pretty ruthless individuals. What's important for us today is that we wake up to the fact that we are all literally cousins. How would our world change if we honored that relationship and started treating one another as family?”
― Laurence Overmire, The Ghost of Rabbie Burns: An American Poet's Journey Through Scotland
"beginner's mind." It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner would.
Consequences of Thinking what we are Thinking
I believe we have to understand as well as possible, what we are thinking how it affects our own self, consequence of, how it effects all others, we must remember " for every action, there is a equal opposite reaction", I believe this applies to thoughts as well.
avoid categorical thinking
excerpt from Socrates Wisdom ;
Socrates was aware of his own ignorance; he did not think he was wise. Thus, he decided to attempt to refute the oracle by finding someone who was wiser than himself. He spoke to people with different profession’s, such as politicians, poets, and craftsmen; however, he found that they only possessed “human wisdom”. For example, the artisans were only wise in their art, but they lacked wisdom in what Socrates referred to as “higher things” or “human excellence.” Socrates found that: