Quote-unquote #34

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Hello! Happy Diwali to everyone who's celebrating. Here are some quotes that I liked this week.

"Before you can lie to another, you must first lie to yourself."
Naval Ravikant.

"Men who go narcissistic act like they're more important than anybody else. They are aggressive, insensitive, and demanding. They are self-serving and don't handle rejection or loss well. Some of these men even end up becoming abusive. But the narcissist's façade is weak and transparent. The truth is that the man's narcissism is wielded as a sort of shield to protect the sensitive neediness underneath. See, narcissistic men are still desperate for the approval of others. They've just taken a counterintuitive route to getting it: their own self-aggrandizement. Whereas a needy man will play at being meek and unimportant in order to get approval from others, the narcissist proclaims his own greatness to get approval from others."
Mark Manson, in his book Models.

"What is anger? Anger is a way to signal as strongly as you can to the other party you’re capable of violence. Anger is a precursor to violence.
Observe when you’re angry—anger is a loss of control over the situation. Anger is a contract you make with yourself to be in physical, mental, and emotional turmoil until reality changes. Anger is its own punishment. An angry person trying to push your head below water is drowning at the same time."
Naval Ravikant.

"Winners and losers have the same goals."
James Clear.

"No man in the world ever attempted to wrong another without being injured in return,—someway, somehow, sometime. The only weapon of offence that Nature seems to recognize is the boomerang. Nature keeps her books admirably; she puts down every item, she closes all accounts finally, but she does not always balance them at the end of the month. To the man who is calm, revenge is so far beneath him that he cannot reach it,—even by stooping. When injured, he does not retaliate; he wraps around him the royal robes of Calmness, and he goes quietly on his way."
William George Jordan.

Thanks for reading. Cheers!

Vivek Arvind

Vivek Arvind

Santa Clara, CA