Why Does Self-Knowledge Matter?

It is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who we are that we can make reliable decisions - a lack of self-knowledge leaves us open to accident and mistaken ambitions. However, armed with the right sort of self-knowledge, we have a greater chance of avoiding errors in our dealings with others and in the formulation of our life choices. We offer a range of tools to help us to understand the hard-to-access bits of our minds.

‘ The mind seems to suffer from a fateful laziness: it likes to point in very general terms to sensations and wishes without delving into their specific characters; it spontaneously gives us the overall headline rather than the telling and operative detail, which means that we are hampered in our ability to formulate exact plans and to diagnose our real problems.'


- On The Task of Turning Vague Thoughts into Precise Ones, read more on The Book of Life >>

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