Sam Harris on following your own advice (you’re wiser than you think)

Sam Harris asks (and seeks to answer) difficult questions without fear, and writes well. Recommend.

Most of us are far wiser than we may appear to be. We know how to keep our relationships in order, to use our time well, to improve our health, to lose weight, to learn valuable skills, and to solve many other riddles of existence.

But following even the straight and open path to happiness is hard. If your best friend were to ask you how she could live a better life, you’d probably find many useful things to say, and yet you might not live that way yourself.

On one level wisdom is nothing more profound than the ability to follow one’s own advice.

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