Tag Archives: Growth Mindset

The world is getting better. // Hans Rosling

“Every group of people I ask thinks the world is more frightening, more violent, and more hopeless — in short, more dramatic — than it really is…. Step-by-step, year-by-year, the world is improving. Not on every single measure every single year, but as a rule. Though the world faces huge challenges, we have made tremendous… Read More »

What is Philosophy? // Bertrand Russell

“‘Philosophy’ is a word which has been used in many ways, some wider, some narrower. I propose to use it in a very wide sense. which I will now try to explain. Philosophy, as I shall understand the word, is something intermediate between theology and science. Like theology, it consists of speculations on matters as… Read More »

“All high performers have a secret….” // George Kohlrieser

“All high performers have a secret — they use their mind’s eye to focus on the benefits and not the pain. This positive focus determines that state they are in, which determines the result they achieve. The mind’s eye directs whether we focus on the pain and frustration (the negative) or on the benefit (the… Read More »

Genghis Khan // Jack Weatherford

“At the time of his birth in 1162, the Old World consisted of a series of regional civilisations each of which could claim virtually no knowledge of any civilisation beyond its closest neighbor. No one in China had heard of Europe, and no one in Europe had heard of China, and, so far as is… Read More »

The Buddha “encourages his followers to be independent of him.” // Stephen Batchelor

“In contrast to popular images of Buddha surrounded by an entourage of monks who hang on his every word, some of the earliest discourses in Pali present him as a solitary figure who wanders from place to place and encourages his followers to be independent of him. Traditionally, a Buddhist monk would spend only five… Read More »