26 Qualities

There are 26 qualities, which we are either born with or need to cultivate.

1) Fearlessness

2) Purity of mind

3) Steadiness in contemplation

4) Charity

5) Limits Controls of the Senses

6) Sacrifice

7) Self reflection Contemplation

8) Practicer of Austerities like fasting etc.

9) Simplicity

10) Non Violence

11) Truth Honesty

12) Anger less

13) Giving up or Renunciation

14) Peace Calmness Tranquility

15) Non criticism or not criticizing others, Absence of Calumny

16) Mercy Forgiveness

17) Non greedy

18) Softness gentleness mildness leniency

19) Modesty

20) Focused

21) Brightness Light

22) Engaged in welfare of others

23) Will power Steadfastness

24) Cleanliness

25) Faithfulness

26) Not looking for Accolades Praise.

Amor Fati

The great German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche would describe his formula for human greatness as amor fati—a love of fate. “That one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backwards, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it….but love it.”

Love what happens to you… everything which happens is on your way not in your way

It is why amor fati is the Stoic mindset that you take on for making the best out of anything that happens: Treating each and every moment—no matter how challenging—as something to be embraced, not avoided. To not only be okay with it, but love it and be better for it. So that like oxygen to a fire, obstacles and adversity become fuel for your potential.

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The Homo Sapien UI

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive is never the world directly, but rather our brain’s best guess at what that world is like, a kind of internal simulation of an external reality. Still, we bank on the fact that our simulation is a reasonably decent one. If it wasn’t, wouldn’t evolution have weeded us out by now? The true reality might be forever beyond our reach, but surely our senses give us at least an inkling of what it’s really like.
Not so, says Donald D. Hoffman, a professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine. Hoffman has spent the past three decades studying perception, artificial intelligence, evolutionary game theory and the brain, and his conclusion is a dramatic one: The world presented to us by our perceptions is nothing like reality. What’s more, he says, we have evolution itself to thank for this magnificent illusion, as it maximizes evolutionary fitness by driving truth to extinction.

Wisdom acquisition is a moral duty.

Wisdom acquisition is a moral duty. It’s not something you do just to advance in life. As a corollary to that proposition, which is very important, it means that you are hooked for lifetime learning.

Charlie Munger was asked to explain in one word the reason for his success, his response “rational”.

Rational is the opposite of impulsive. A weak mind is an impulsive mind and the only way to control it is by cultivating your intellect.

Interested in cultivating your intellect? start with The Fall of the Human Intellect