This reminds me of the Five Chimp theory. It’s a theory that states you can predict the mood, behaviour patterns of any chimp by which five chimps they hang out with the most with.
Similar to the saying “Show me your closest friends, and I’ll show you the future”.
You really want to be careful who you hang out with.
Do you speak multiple languages? I speak Japanese and English and always felt my thought patterns differ depending on which language I’m speaking.
I find it easier to be logical when I think in English than in Japanese. Maybe it’s because how English language is structured.
Do you experience something like this too?
As the Roman Emperor Charlemagne once said: “To have another language is to possess a second soul.”
Since language is the tool we use to mentally categorize emotions and communicate experiences, it’s the primary method through which humans organize and express thought.
Being multilingual can open your world to alternative perspectives, allowing you to more easily understand that your own perception of reality isn’t absolute.
I realised breaking something down makes lots of things easier.
Like James Clear says in this tweet, it applies to exercising, studying and developing habits.