Neil Postman Quotes On Changing Ourselves

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“You cannot learn a new form of conduct without changing yourself.”- Neil Postman

“There is no escaping from ourselves.”– Neil Postman

“All our knowledge results from questions, which is another way of saying that question- asking is our most important intellectual tool.”- Neil Postman

“… people … use language in order to conduct their lives, and to control their lives, and to understand their lives.”– Neil Postman

“We behave in response to our judgements rather than to that which is being judged.”- Neil Postman

“People and things are processes. Judgements convert them into fixed states.”- Neil Postman

“A definition is the start of an argument, not the end of one.”- Neil Postman

“What are the relationships between new ideas and change?”- Neil Postman

You Cannot Do Everything,But You Can Do Something To Change Yourself

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We are human beings. We can’t do everything, but we can do something to change our lives. If want change, do what you can do to change yourself.

It is not going to be easy. Change is not always easy. It is scary. But if you know why you are doing it, you will enjoy the process. When it comes to change, my friends, don’t focus on what you are going through, focus on what you are becoming. Do not miss the opportunity to change your life. Everything has a price to pay to get it. For example, if you want milk from your local store, do you just go there and pick it up? No. You can’t leave without paying for it. Nothing is free. You must pay the price to get what you want.

And you can’t get what you want without doing the right thing. You must do the right thing to get the right thing. If you do the right thing, you will get the right thing. If you do the wrong thing, you will get the wrong thing. According to Virgil, “We cannot all do everything.” That is true. But we can do something to change our lives. We don’t need to do everything to change our lives. We just need to do something that we haven’t done before. Because as the saying goes, “If you want to change your life, you must do things differently.” Because you will never get a different result if you don’t change what you are doing. Don’t be scared. If what you are doing is not working for you, don’t waste your time, change it. If you don’t change it, it will change you forever.

Don’t worry yourself about changing everything. You can’t. But you can change something. You can’t focus on everything, but you can focus on something. Something is what you need to focus on, not everything. You can’t do everything. You can do something. Instead of trying to do everything, why not focus on doing one thing very well?