Nobody Knows Nuthin’

The more I read about success, productivity, growth, etc., the more I become convinced that nobody really knows anything.

  • At best, they are expanding what works for them into a general principle for others to learn from.
  • At worst, they’re mixing up correlation and causation, usually as a form of fundamental attribution error.

Either way, refuse to absolve yourself of cognitive due diligence.

There are no capital-T Truths, only what you have decided is true and useful for you.

Believe in nothing, no matter who has said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own experience and your own common sense. ~ Buddha

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2 thoughts on “Nobody Knows Nuthin’”

  1. You don’t seem to point fingers here, so I will.I’m firmly in favor of folks finding what works for them, then writing about it in detail. Sure, they should say “This is my experience” but readers should shoulder the load of due diligence, as you say.It is not the treasure’s job to be found. It is our job to search.

    1. That’s true, but the pundits don’t make it easy, authoritatively browbeating people. Even well-meaning types get sucked in by that ridiculous “Position yourself as an expert” advice. Look, you either know what you’re talking about, or you don’t. Argh!

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