Some arguments are about truth: I bring my idea to the table, you bring yours, and by the end of the discussion I want us to synthesise a combined idea that is better than either of the original ones.
Some arguments are about influence: I bring my idea, and by the end of the discussion I want you to fully agree with it.
Some arguments are about assertion of power: you bring your idea, and by the end of the discussion I want you to feel humiliated by how horribly stupid your idea is.
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Art is the language. If you can only listen, but not play; if you can only watch, but not draw; if you can perceive, but not create, your knowledge is seriously limited. How good and sophisticated are you at retelling what the "critics" and "experts" say, doesn't really matter.
Seniority of a software engineer is measured by how many corpses had she buried on The Graveyard Of The Broken Assumptions.
The problems that only exist inside your head are the easiest to solve because they don't require any external work at all, just thinking. But they are also the hardest to solve because their solutions might imply giving up some of what you consider to be your identity and your lifestyle.
It's up to you to decide.
Recent studies display that wishful thinking starts in 13,7 seconds (on average) after the wish itself comes to mind. It means that everything you want distorts your perception and puts a bias on your worldview. Stronger desire makes a stronger distortion. Complex wish produces a complex bias. Highly abstract hope spawns a highly unpredictable delusion.
When being hungry you feel the taste differently from when you're full, despite that food itself is identical. If you dream of political changes, your assessment of a progressive politician's
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