What Reality Are You Creating for Yourself?
Isaac Lidsky | 11:47
When Dorothy was a little girl, she was fascinated by her goldfish. Her father explained to her that fish swim by quickly wagging their tails to propel themselves through the water. Without hesitation, little Dorothy responded Yes, daddy and fish swim backwards by wagging their heads. In her mind, it was a fact as true as any other fish swim backwards by wagging their heads. She believed our lives are full of fish winning backwards.
We make assumptions and faulty leaps of logic, we harbor bias, we know that we are right and they are wrong. We fear the worst. We strive for unattainable perfection. We tell ourselves what we can and cannot do. In our minds, fish swim by and reverse, frantically wagging their heads, and we don't even notice them. I'm gonna tell you five facts about myself.
One fact is not true. One, I graduated from Harvard at 19 with an honours degree in mathematics. To I currently run a construction company in Orlando. Three, I started on a television sitcom for I lost my sight to a rare genetic eye disease. Five, I served as a law clerk to two US Supreme Court justices. Which facts not true. Actually, they're all true. Yeah, they're all true.