Don’t skip the thinking when taking other’s opinions as your own

Shane Parrish on making other’s opinions our own and skipping the thinking:

It’s easy to take other’s opinions and make them our own. This isn’t hard. (…) We read but often we don’t digest. Reading involves effort; the more you put in the more you get out. The same applies to conversations. We are so busy thinking that we understand the other person that we start thinking about what we want to say before they’ve even made their point. We’re not listening.
When it comes to taking the opinions of others and making them our own, we skip the thinking. We don’t do the required work.


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