Thinking vs Fighting

Thinking is like fighting, you can avoid thinking as you can avoid fighting. Fighting can be difficult, dangerous, exhausted, so does thinking. Don’t think thinking is easy, easy thinking means nothing. If you don’t feel tortured while thinking, you are thinking about the easy target, go torture yourself by thinking about the tough subject. Think …

Action & thinking

Thinking alone is not enough, action is required. If for thinking or action you must choose one and only one, then choose action. For too much thinking makes action paralyzed, too much action may cause death, but as long as you are alive, you will learn something from it, and be better.

reality-oriented

In practice, therefore, you must be more reality-oriented than a scientist, who has the help of the physical problem and the physical objects he is working with. Aim at being at least as reality-oriented as a scientist—which in this context means being exclusively focused on your subject.

primacy of existence

the universe exists independent of anyone’s awareness of it, that the function of consciousness is to grasp, not to create, reality, and that the absolutism of existence is what ought to shape one’s thoughts (and actions).

resist depression thought

What is the cause of depression? The faulty thought, the persistent wrong thought of one’s own, in order to remove the bad thought that cause the problem, we have to fight it continuously. It is not easy, but to have a better day, we have no other choice.

difficulty of accurate recognition

This difficulty of accurate recognition constitutes one of the most serious sources of friction in war, by making things appear entirely different from what one had expected. The senses make a more vivid impression on the mind than systematic thought.