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  • An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.
  • In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better.
  • It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.
  • We may need to solve problems not by removing the cause but by designing the way forward even if the cause remains in place.
  • You can't dig a different hole by digging the same one deeper.
  • Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
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