We tend to see the world as a battlefield where we can either win or lose. We believe we must be winners. Otherwise, what will the neighbors say? Yet, war is very costly, so we better find a better perspective.
We all want to live happily and lovingly with everyone around us, but annoyingly, some people achieve this noble goal better than others. We don’t have to hate them for that. Instead, we can figure out what the hell they’re doing better.
We can't help being emotional every now and then, though we know our irrationality damages our society and our lives. Yet, we can find out how our biases work, and how to avoid our idiocy as much as we can.
We think we can't help being prejudiced, being wrongly judged because of prejudices, and being manipulated by people who use our prejudices to their advantage. But, actually, we can help it, and we should, for the benefit of us all.
Losing it every now and then is quite devastating. Our relationships, bank accounts and figures tend not to be very forgiving. So conquering the demons that take over us can incredibly improve our life.
Our bitter illusion that each one to himself is shattered nowadays. We’re finding out that together we’ll live, or together we’ll die. A much more comforting feeling, actually. (Especially its living part.)