Hi everyone. A friend of mine, Blaken Wamsley, wrote an article that I recommend you read: ‘A Plea for Self-Delusion’ (click the title). Blaken is a child and family therapist, chess wizard, and amateur philosopher like myself.
In this article, he recommends that you adopt the following belief for a day, even if it isn’t true: I make choices, but others do not. He argues that if we understand the behavior of others as determined by the environment, and our own behavior as not determined by the environment, we can position ourselves to be more accepting, effective, and helpful human beings.
Check it out!