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On the correct usage of self-help books, TED talks, and motivational memes

Approach with religiosity • Immerse yourself in it and let it seep through, penetrating your soul • The most important advice are always trite, cliched, or obvious • You are trying to educate your right brain, not your left • Logic plays no part • It either comes into focus all at once in a blinding flash of clarity or it remains fuzzy • There is no gradual understanding • Epiphanies don’t last • It does not get easier, or quicker • Insight is not communicable • You can show others the path or actions you took, but you can never teach the insight • On tips, tricks and practical steps: each person’s mileage invariably varies •

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