오후 4시 22분 Just had a very interesting experience rejecting a donut and being glad to do so.
- Essentially, I experienced a visceral amount of sugar and remarked that I didn’t receive a pleasure response from said introduction of sugar into my system.
- It felt like the donut didn’t have any appeal. Like it was this thing that
- Didn’t taste good
- Was 400 empty calories
- made my tech lead feel tired and heavy afterward.
It was really something: reject what I know won’t be good for me. Move a little slowly, ask yourself, “is this really what I want?” Then, just stop.
Try it some time.
Another interesting cognitive moment came to me:
don’t ask a question you already know the answer to
What was I thinking about when this meta-thought came? I was simulating conversations with co-workers regarding replacing my cell phones (which are disappointingly crapping out at the same time).
- Those simulations are a topic for another time.
This revelation, though, is complimentary to a friend’s advice I once received:
only ask a question if (a) you already know the answer (b) you are willing to actually change your mind
Basically, it seems to me that you shouldn’t talk unless you’ve thought about something just enough to be corrected by a more knowledgeable source
- note, not someone with more “authority” (unless we align knowledge and authority, for philosopher kingdoms)
Or don’t say a word, because you never know when you’re going to use up your last word.
Make your speech count.