…s developed over time in favor of something that was learned by someone else’s thinking. As a rule, if you apply some sort of knowledge into your own life without understanding the deeper thinking patterns that led to the creation of that knowledge, you are not living your own life. And it might work here and there, but sooner or later, you are going to run into a wall, and nobod…
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” — Oscar Wilde
I understand the irony of using someone else’s words to comment on this, but it fits so perfectly.
You are quite right, Zat. I had noticed that very thing in my own life. For instance, I had been familiar with Socrates advice, “know thyself” for so long, but only after I arrived at the same conclusion with my own thinking and experience I truly understood its importance.