13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Posted by $ KahnQuest 7 years, 5 months ago to Philosophy
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In general, Lifehack articles (listicles) are hit-or-miss. I think this one's a hit, with emphasis on numbers nine and twelve.
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  • Posted by FlashGordon 7 years, 5 months ago
    I really enjoyed this and had never seen anything like it, thank you. As kind of a humorous sidelight, I invited a group of family and friends to join what you might call here "Mentally Strong People" group. This list is very much what I had in mind. Now I need to see if I can help my boys get here.
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  • Posted by $ MikeMarotta 7 years, 5 months ago
    Well. OK, thumbs up for that... but 8 and 10 sort of cancel each other out. It is a basic problem in entrepreneurship. Do we honor the person who perseveres across all barriers or the person who abandons the mistaken perception and flexibly adapts to changing conditions? Or both....

    It is not so much what we DO as how we FEEL inside that counts.
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    • Posted by $ 7 years, 5 months ago
      Goods catch, but I read it differently. Example: Edison tried many different types of filament in the light bulb before tungsten worked. He didn't let failures derail him. If he had kept trying the same thing over and over, we would call him an idiot. Making the same mistake over and over indicates that you haven't learned. If Edison had given up after the first filament didn't work, we probably wouldn't know his name today. He tried again, without making the same "mistake" twice.
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  • Posted by Spinkane 7 years, 5 months ago
    What a great list.
    I was going to suggest, they admit when they are wrong but covered under “they don’t make the same mistake twice”. There’s an important distinction in that admitting suggests, to another person whereas not repeating the mistake is learning. “They don’t worry about pleasing everyone” also supports the correctness of not repeating mistakes over admitting them. Still, mentally weak people rarely admit when they are wrong, they probably don’t learn from them either.
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