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5 lessons from book “Everything is f*cked”
1. Our brains are wired to seek out hope: According to Manson, our brains are wired to seek out hope because hope gives us a sense of purpose and direction in life. However, this can also lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment when things don’t go as planned.
2. Emotions are not always reliable guides: Manson argues that our emotions can often lead us astray, as they are influenced by our biases, past experiences, and societal pressures. It’s important to recognize that our emotions are not always accurate reflections of reality.
3. The importance of values: Manson suggests that having a set of values can give our lives meaning and purpose, and help us navigate difficult times. It’s important to identify what values are important to us and to strive to live in alignment with them.
4. The paradox of choice: Manson discusses how having too many choices can lead to decision paralysis and dissatisfaction, as we become overwhelmed by the options available to us. He suggests that limiting our choices can actually lead to greater happiness and satisfaction.
5. The role of suffering in life: Manson argues that suffering is an inevitable part of life, but that it can also be transformative. By embracing our suffering and using it as a catalyst for growth and change, we can find greater meaning and purpose in life.