Marcus Cicero's 6 Mistakes of Man:
1. The illusion that personal gain is made up of crushing others
2. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected
3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it
4. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences
5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind and not acquiring the habit of reading and study
6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do
1. We mistakenly think in terms of scarcity instead of abundance. Rather than looking for a win-win situation, we look to destroy our competitors and those around us so we can win. However, there is another way.
2. "Worry is like a rocking chair, you can do it all day and go nowhere." If we can do something about the situation, it is best to take action. If it is outside of our control, it is best to let go of the thought that is harming us and destroying our capability to be joyful in the present.
3. Nothing is impossible. Only thinking makes it so. Just because I cannot achieve something does not mean that someone else is not able to.
4. Spending time majoring in minor subjects. We spend our precious energy and time worrying about what others think of us rather than developing our character, commitments and curiosity.
5. We have conditioned ourselves to read and study only for formal education and what is going to be on the test. Once our formal education is complete with a degree in hand, our curiosity wanes and delving deeply into a subject for curiosity's sake goes by the wayside.
6. Choose to live our lives how we want to and let others choose to live theirs as they see fit. Water our own lawn.
Wisdom stands the test of time. Take time to ponder these ideas and see what actions you may want to take based on these 6 Mistakes of Man by Cicero.
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