Mind your mind.
Rationalisation is just a sophisticated way of lying to yourself.
Don’t take everything at face value
Don’t assume that everything you hear is a lie, either.
Both are heuristics – lazy ways of thinking.
The truth lies somewhere in the middle.
Black and white thinking is unsuited to reality, because reality is complex.
Good people can do bad things
Bad people can do good things
For some reason,
The latter is usually harder to accept.
We are all imperfect people
Acting on incomplete information.
Remember to be kind to yourself and others.
Poor behaviour today (diet, spending, the treatment of others, etc.)
Comes at the expense of your future self.
The debts you incur now will be paid later
Whether you like it or not
And often with interest.