Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts - Final Thoughts Quotes"This above all else...

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Final Thoughts: Quotes “This above all  else, to thine own  self be true.”  Shakespeare   "The  unexamined life  is not worth  living."  –  Socrates
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Final Thoughts: Quotes I wanted only to try to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self. Why was that so very difficult? -Hermann Hesse,  Demian
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Final Thoughts: Why live an examined life? Knowledge is its own reward Understanding things can help you deal with  them But also, the life of illusion is its own  punishment Delusions are challenged regularly by the events  of the world This leads to disappointment, insecurity,  defensiveness, anger, selfishness…and new  delusions Yet most people live a life of falsehood and  illusion Living  in reality  overcomes prejudice, limits  conflict, reduces your pride, and leads to stronger  relationships 
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Final Thoughts So what did we learn?  Are there some basic  principles for life in these  materials? Hmmmm……. .
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Self-serving biases We tend to think we are above  average, right in arguments, justified in  our actions “Check your self before you wreck your  self” But don’t fall into the imposter  phenomenon either Do  see yourself accurately, and respect  what you see Chin up, shoulders back
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Cognitive Dissonance Due to dissonance reduction, thought 
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2009 for the course SOC 150a taught by Professor Willer during the Spring '09 term at Berkeley.

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Final Thoughts - Final Thoughts Quotes"This above all else...

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