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rossyd12 karma

The GI Joe fallacy you say is that knowing isn't half the battle. I would argue that it is. Half of the battle is knowing what you should do and the other half is integrating what you know, and acting upon it. Can you explain more about why you don't think that knowing is half the battle?

Edit: I'm a coursera student who is doing the best he can while parenting a 4 year old full time and in an 800 sq ft apt while my spouse is working full time from our bedroom. Thanks to helping me bring focus back to conscious well-being practice.

rossyd6 karma

Dr. Santos- Thank you so much for the response. I'm certainly digging in the weeds here but what else is reddit for! The way I look at it is that if this were a status bar the first half of acquiring knowledge would move quickly compared to the second half (maybe not 50% but a significant amount.) Often the last 10% of a project is the most challenging, and the last 3% is even more difficult. (The opposite of puzzle completion which gets easier the less pieces you have toward the end.) Depending on the project achieving those last percentages might not even worth the effort for the return on investment. Think about painting a house, the last 3 percent to get it perfect probably isn't worth the time as long as you prioritized the most important parts of the house for the first 97%. One wouldn't event notice if they weren't completed because of how big the house is. That doesn't mean that painting the house isn't worth it. Increasing our well-being from knowledge to action is an achievement, regardless of how high you can reach. The goal is to have the number increasing, continuously, at whatever pace we can manage over the course of our life.

TL:DR Well-being isn't a proportionate status bar and achieving the highest level isn't the goal, growing a well-being practice overtime and achieving to the best of your abilities is.