Think you are smart?  Think again.  Think you are dumb?  Think again.   One problems of the human species is the  tendency to believe things on fairly flimsy evidence.  Moreover, we are usually most delusional when thinking about smart of talented we are.  Watch the auditions for American Idle or America’s Got Talent to see the Dunning-Kruger Effect at work.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect « You Are Not So Smart.

The sad thing is that our delusions are too often supported by family and friend.

STAYING STRONG TIP: Unconditional love means seeing you as you are, not as you wish to be or even as you think you are.  People who “Tell it like it is” are not always liked.  As a manager I cherished the “Nay-sayers on my staff.”   As a woman, I cherish my husband who can be very critical, but when he says he loves me or says he likes my cooking or my writing, I know he means what he says.  Cherish the people in your life who would not let you audition for American Idle if you were tone-deaf.

Share honestly and kindly, care, and stay strong, strengthen others.


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