How to Hack Reality

How to Hack Reality

Our experience of life is based on our interpretation of reality through language and culture. It’s not base on reality. in fact we can barely see reality through our interpretive filters.

This means that we can change our experience of life by changing our interpretation of reality. So if life makes you unhappy, change your interpretation.

What keeps most people from doing this is that changing your interpretation of reality REQUIRES that you admit that you’re interpretation was wrong.

And most people would rather be right than happy. Said another way, most people would choose to be unhappy rather than admit that they were wrong.

But you can recognize that other people have messed up interpretations of reality that make them unhappy, right? In fact, pretty much all Hollywood movies end with the villain realizing that he/she was wrong about their world view just before they blow up or get impaled.

Don’t wait to get blown up. Take a look at your assumptions. Look for place where you might be wrong or you might not be as right as you think you are.

This is the key to learning, growing and repairing damaged relationships.

The bad news is that it’s up to you. It doesn’t work on other people. Telling someone that their world view is wrong rarely causes them to change anything.

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