Top 10 Quotes by Jonah Lehrer
Even when alternative views are clearly wrong, being exposed to them still expands our creative potential. In a way, the power of dissent is the power of surprise. After hearing someone shout out an errant answer, we work to understand it, which causes us to reassess our initial assumptions and try out new perspectives. â€œAuthentic dissent can be difficult, but it's always invigorating,â€ [Charlan] Nemeth [a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley] says. â€œIt wakes us right up.
It doesn't matter if people are playing jazz or writing poetry. If they want to be successful, they need to learn how to persist and persevere and keep on working until the work is done... I bet there isn't a single highly successful person who has not depended on grit. Nobody is talented enough to not have to work hard, and that's what grit allows you to do.