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Beneficial Words of Wisdom

Updated: May 22

Do not be afraid to use your own thinking when you have a decision to make. Always relying on other people and sources may result in the decrease of one’s ability to think and compose independently and freely from external influence.

On the other hand, always consider the opinions of others. The advancement of the mind and of the intellect is built on controversy and skepticism. Even when there is a disagreement, it is nevertheless possible to accept that other people think differently from you. Who knows, perhaps you will find some random opinion useful sometime in the future. Do not shut out resources that can potentially contribute to yourself and to your ambitions you wish to achieve in life.

Always respect the authorities, even if you find them and their policies irrational. Even when there is a possible clash, it is always important to remember that the authorities are there to serve the citizenry, the public order, and the security of the country. It is possible (if you live in a democracy) to state your disagreement with the law by words of complaint, and violence is not recommended if you wish to stay free from imprisonment and harm.

Revenge on others is futile when it is possible to accept and acknowledge the issue, take responsibility, grow up mentally, and forgive the one who made you resent them. Gradually, you can find other things to occupy your mind.

Fun does not always ensure health, security, and validity. Be careful not to give in to fun temptations and seductions if they may hurt you or others in the future. There are alternatives for fun that are harmless and safe.

Always be thankful for those who have helped you and promoted you in life. Human beings are not tools of chess. They are entities with thoughts and feelings of their own, and they may either make you pay or cause you to feel shame and regret.

Some things are indeed unfixable, and therefore out of one’s control. Attempts to change the unchangeable may result in useless misery, resentment, and suffering.

Let go of shame when the deeds you have done do not deserve atonement. While it is wrong to murder someone, it is not shameful to be fat, short, ugly, or unattractive. The ideals of normative perspectives should be challenged in order to develop beyond the limits they impose on you.

There is no shame in loving someone else who does not love you in return. Your emotions always belong to you and to you only. You decide what to do with them, if at all.

The desire to “be like everybody” is a sin against one’s individuality and unique characteristics and set of merits each one of us has to a certain degree.

This passion is nothing more than an impossible escape from one’s lack of satisfaction with oneself. Learn not only to accept yourself and your individuality, but also to embrace it for your own benefit. Who knows, maybe other people can benefit from your uniqueness, too!

Don’t put your full trust in everybody you meet. Regardless of whether they hide something from you or not, you first need to trust yourself that you are strong enough when your expectations do not meet the results and conclusions of reality. If you lack this self-trust, why make friends with new people if it has the potential to damage you in some way in the future?

Use the insights and words of wisdom you have gathered throughout your life like a warrior in a battlefield who uses the equipment and armor which are scattered around. Not only can everything symbolize something bigger and even philosophical, but every little piece of information can be used in the name of benefit, development, and, at times, even survival and protection.

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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