5 Truths About Human Behavior You Must Understand to be Successful

Know your nature and the nature of others.

Understand the True Nature of “Human Beings”

“We are survival machines — robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment.” — Richard Dawkins

Understand The Operating System That Controls Your Life

Your personal experiences make up maybe 0.00000001% of what’s happened in the world but maybe 80% of how you think the world works. — Morgan Housel

Understand Your Enemy

“Almost universally, the kind of performance we give on social media is positive. It’s more “Let me tell you how well things are going. Look how great I am.” It’s rarely the truth: “I’m scared. I’m struggling. I don’t know.” — Ryan Holiday

Understand the Most Powerful Behavioral Tool on Earth

“Show me the incentives and I will show you the outcome.” — Charie Munger

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Understand the Sword You Can Use for Good or Evil

“The larger the group, the more toxic, the more of your beauty as an individual you have to surrender for the sake of group thought. And when you suspend your individual beauty you also give up a lot of your humanity. You will do things in the name of a group that you would never do on your own. Injuring, hurting, killing, drinking are all part of it, because you’ve lost your identity, because you now owe your allegiance to this thing that’s bigger than you are and that controls you.” — George Carlin

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