We tend to become what we give our attention to.
Are you aware that someone is censoring your incoming mail?
Okay, it’s not your mail exactly. It’s all of the information you receive. Someone is tampering with it, and you’ll be surprised who it is.
Have you ever noticed the little voice in your head?
Every human who has learned to speak a language has a little voice in their head. Thinking is possible only because of that little voice.
Many powerful forces that affect our lives are silent, invisible and slow moving.
We easily notice a flash of light or a loud boom, but we don’t easily notice forces like gravity or radioactivity.
Most people can’t rethink the way they think. So they keep thinking with the same patterns.
That’s a premise of Think Like a Freak, the most recent book by the authors of Freakonomics —a book that aspires to help people improve how they think. The first piece of advice is simple to state, but hard to retrain your brain to do.