Welcome to #TheDailyYes. The idea is simple- we are sharing some of the quotes, phrases, and pearls of wisdom that have helped us throughout the years.
A few simple words can completely change the way a person thinks about things. A person’s success, self-worth, and impact on the world can be completely attributed to the way he or she thinks about things.
Jason Mudd, Executive Officer
If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound?Ancient Chinese Proverb
I like to live by the phrase ‘you don’t know what you don’t know‘. These seven words have helped me through some pretty tough times in my life. When someone said these words to me I was at a public meeting for a secret group of very bright, like-minded humans and the simplicity of it hit me like a ton of bricks.
You don’t know what you don’t know.
Now I could get very meta on these words, but what I started realizing is that people, for the most part, only know the things that they are exposed to. This can be done either by direct interactions or osmosis.
This is the premise for why kids who grow up in a household with abuse, addiction, or illegal activities are likely to grow up and engage in the same behaviors.
We, and I mean every single human being, are products of our environments. That doesn’t mean that we can’t change- we absolutely can. But change takes desire and intention.
And many times, people don’t know that there is a better way to live. Because you don’t know what you don’t know.
I also want to know what simple phrases, quotes, or other pearls of wisdom have positively impacted your life. I’m going to pick a guest contributor one day a week so that we can keep this lively from a perspective sense. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I appreciate your thoughts!