How I know is, killing me.

Jul 12, 2024

The title “How I Know is Killing Me” is inspired by a perception, where “killing” refers to more of a mental stagnation rather than physical death.

Words have power, and when we mindlessly say “I know” or “I don’t know,” we might stop ourselves from learning and growing. It’s crucial to use words intentionally and avoid overusing phrases to retain their meaning.

While knowledge is abundant, action often falls short. If you’re reading this, you’re likely among the minority open to learning. Sadly, many people fear change and avoid being teachable.

Genuine happiness comes from being open to learning, experiencing, trying, and embracing growth. Consider the contrast between optimistic individuals who seek improvement and the larger portion of the population who resist change and attack others to protect their beliefs.

A lack of willingness to understand oneself is prevalent. We tend to focus on teaching others what we’ve learned instead of looking inward and truly knowing ourselves.

Overusing phrases like “I know” or “I don’t know” can harm our credibility and hinder growth. Listening actively and genuinely being open to learning are becoming rare traits in today’s world.

Some individuals listen passively or even with frustration, reflecting a lack of confidence and limited vocabulary. Being quick-tempered doesn’t lead to understanding or growth.

Accepting change can be harder than accepting death for many people. However, embracing new knowledge and adapting is crucial to avoiding regret and stagnation.

Replacing “I know” and “I don’t know” with phrases like “I understand,” “How?” or “That’s interesting” can foster better interactions and validate others’ input.

Maintaining integrity in our words and actions is vital. Overusing phrases can diminish their significance, so use them intentionally and meaningfully.

The book “How I Know It Is Killing Me” is set to be released, focusing on this subject:

This book delves into the prevailing mindset of the 21st century—a world immersed in information, the realm of the “know-it-all,” where people are unwilling to listen, and words often don’t match actions. We engage in incessant talk, striving to win arguments, yet find ourselves surrounded by loneliness, fractured relationships, bewildered teenage boys, dissatisfied girls, and women adopting male lifestyles. Moreover, junk food addictions, alcohol and technology abuse, reluctance to commit, and the inability to approach the opposite gender in real-life scenarios have become disturbingly common.

The first sign of discipline is controlling what we eat, rather than succumbing to taste impulses. Remember, a strong mind cannot live in a weak body.

By exploring the depths of our thoughts and questioning the assumptions that underlie our choices, we can counter the detrimental effects of a culture that often values fleeting facts over profound insights. In a world where easy answers are abundant but true understanding is scarce, this book advocates for introspection as the path to genuine growth and change.
As the pages unfold, they invite us to reevaluate how we perceive knowledge, how we interact with it, and how we integrate it into our lives. The journey of this book is an exploration of the delicate balance between accumulating information and embodying wisdom. It encourages us to become active participants in the process of understanding, rather than passive recipients of data.
In the age of constant distractions and superficial exchanges, the message of this book resonates as a call to rise above the noise and engage in authentic conversations. By doing so, we can transcend the limitations of a society drowning in knowledge but often deprived of true insight. As we embark on this intellectual and emotional journey, may we emerge with a renewed sense of purpose, armed with the tools to navigate the complexities of our world with wisdom and intention.
“G. Michael Hopf’s quote, ‘Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times,’ encapsulates this era’s cyclic behaviors. These behaviors, now normalized due to widespread adherence, include individuals copying social norms even when misguided.
Once the book is published, the downloaded file will be available for purchase, and the hard copy can also be bought and shipped directly to your doorstep.

To learn more, consider joining MJ’s upcoming events, where the intricacies of these concepts will be explored in detail.

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