Thought Catalog 33

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The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them.

You can recognize intrinsic motivations more easily in yourself than in others.

It can be easy to forget that other people have minds with the same general capacities and experiences as your own.

There is an universal tendency to assume that others’ minds are less sophisticated and more superficial than one’s own.

Knowledge is a curse because once you have it, you can’t imagine what it’s like not to possess it.

Becoming aware of your own cognitive biases liberate you from it.

You can’t judge another person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.

You define yourself by the attributes that make you different.

If faith is a moral compass, then the compass seems prone to pointing believers in whatever direction they are already facing.

Assuming that a person’s mind corresponds directly to his or her actions misses the importance of context in shaping behavior.

If interested in reading more on this topic, you can refer Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want by Nicholas Epley

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