Stir Not Pots Which’s Contents You Know Not

How often do you intentionally get yourself into things about which you don’t know much? And how have they generally turned out? Do you seriously wish you would get yourself into things about which you didn’t know much more or less often? There isn’t a right or wrong answer to any of those questions. You are who you are, although if you seriously wished you would get yourself into more things about which you didn’t know much, you might want to plan on how you’ll make that happen as it won’t likely happen on its own.

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Conventional Wisdom is More Often Convention than Wisdom

What’s the difference between wisdom, and conventional wisdom? Shouldn’t wisdom be sufficiently universal and timeless you shouldn’t have to qualify it with anything? And why conventional, of all qualifiers, meaning generally accepted as if common sense rather than wise knowledge known to a few? In that sense, conventional wisdom is an oxymoron, which is hardly wise, symbolically or literally.

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Life Isn’t Fair, Live to Make It Fairer

I think most people know that life isn’t fair, whether in English, in another language via an analogous expression, and/or intuitively. Yet, I’ve rarely heard anyone respond to life isn’t fair with fighting words. I’ve only generally heard people begrudgingly agree with the statement and/or curse the fact.

I was once one of those people who only ever agreed with the life isn’t fair idiom, accepting it as conventional wisdom. That was until one day in my early 30s, when I was bemoaning some grave unfairness in life. At one point in a typical psychotherapy style conversation I often have with myself to debrief matters about which I’m not happy, my defiant side came out to challenge the victim me to ask So what? What are you going to do about it? Everything then changed, with me not being the type to back down from a good challenge.

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