Eric's latest newsletter about overstating things is just plain terrific.
But you know there is this really irritating phrase that is often applied to neural factors: "We cannot overstate the importance of….."
Yes, we CAN. We can overstate. People overstate things all the time. A great example comes from Pavel Tsatsouline who famously states, "Your muscles already have the strength to lift a car, they just don't know it yet."
After this Eric goes on to give an example of a mother saving her child trapped in a burning car.
It is really true that people exaggerate their points to provide a cosmetic effect of them being of more importance than what they're worth.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."