I’m not talking about how you look at things, or the way you go about your day, but more the other stuff, like the way you choose to engage in it. How you think and act about yourself, your relationships, and your surroundings will define your life.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately about how how people interact with themselves can define their lives. It’s easy to say “I’m a nice guy.” To a large extent that is true. But it’s also true that when you get to the point where you are living a life that is dominated by the way you think and your choices in life, you can’t be a nice guy anymore.
Ive been thinking about this a lot too, and I think I feel it in my own life. I think this also has to do with the way people interact with themselves. There are many ways that people interact with themselves, and one of the most important ways is how they think and act about themselves.
I’ve had a lot of people tell me that they act as if their opinions are all that matter. It’s probably one of the most annoying things I’ve ever heard, but it’s true regardless of the circumstances. As much as I would like to think that I am the most important person in the world, I know deep down that I’m not. I’m just not.
People often claim that their opinion is all that matters, but what about what they think is important? What are they actually talking about? What does it mean to them, and what does it mean to others? These are all the kinds of things that are more important than our opinions.
Its funny because I was about to write a similar article about this, but I thought I’d go in a different direction…
What we mean when we say that one person’s opinion is all that matters in the world is usually the opinion of a small group of people. Like the people who voted for Donald Trump and the people who voted for Hillary Clinton. I wrote a lot about this in my book, “The Book of the Self-Aware Person,” and I’ll leave you with a few examples from my own life.
One of the most surprising things I’ve realized about Donald Trump, is that he will often say things and say them out loud and then listen to the people who voted for him talk about them. Like every president, he’s always on the fence about something and rarely says much.
You can be on the fence about almost anything, but you must say it. The more people you say something to that other person, the more comfortable the other person is, the more likely that person will believe you.
Trump is a bit of an anomaly. Many of the most important things he says seem to be things he says out loud. I mean, for example, when he was saying he wants to end affirmative action in college admissions, I honestly can’t remember the exact words he used, but he basically said he wants the best students in America to get into the best schools and not the best students in the best schools.