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  1. Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.

  2. Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.

  3. Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.

  4. Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.

  5. If you never change your mind, why have one?

  6. Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it.

  7. Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic.

  8. A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.

  9. The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it.

  10. An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.

  11. If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd.

  12. An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

  13. People should realize we're jerks just like them.

  14. Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple.

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  15. We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.

  16. In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures.

  17. Everyone has the right to doubt everything as often as he pleases and the duty to do it at least once. No way of looking at things is too sacred to be reconsidered. No way of doing things is beyond improvement.

  18. Opportunity ideas do not lie around waiting to be discovered. Such ideas need to be produced.

  19. Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.

  20. In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better.

  21. I must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star. I feel very awkward at times in the role.

    • fame

  22. Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.

  23. It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.

    • attention

  24. One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.

  25. Some people drift along like a cork on a river, feeling that they cannot do anything except drift, moment to moment. This is an attitude of mind. Everyone can be constructive even in tiny ways.

  26. Democracy is an excellent way of ensuring that nothing much gets done. There are always interests that might get trampled upon [and no elected politician would wish to make permanent enemies by trampling upon others' interests].

  27. Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.

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  28. One can think of a secretary actively operating a filing system, of a librarian actively cataloguing books, of a computer actively sorting out information. The mind however does not actively sort out information. The information sorts itself out and organises itself into patterns. The mind is passive. The mind only provides an opportunity for the information to behave in this way. The mind provides a special environment in which information can become self-organising. This special environment is a memory surface with special characteristics.

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