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Reality: There Is Always A Third Door

Read on  | 2023.7.31 | #21

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1 Insight From Me

I swim in a school.

This school has 2 gates, both have access control. But I don’t have a student card from this school.

Every time I just follow other people to pass the gate. If lucky, I can go in, if not, I got blocked. Whenever this happens, the security guards will shout excitedly – “You are not from this school!” Maybe my appearance made the security guards (and their bosses) see the meaning of their work and also adds some color to their boring lives.

Then the students around me will focus their attention on me.

Fortunately, I have a thick skin.

Later, I thought “screw this”, and I just started to climb over the wall. Until one time I found that barbed wire was installed on the wall. (Good job to the security!)

Then I walked around the school in a whole circle, and found that the school staffs’ apartment was connected to the school, so I started to enter the apartment first and then entered the school. Now, not only did the security guard not block me, they even block the door for me.

What am I trying to say?

No matter what you want to do, there is always a third door with nothing written on it besides the doors with the door plates.

The best way to find a job is not to submit a resume or ask door by door, but to be recommended by acquaintances.

The best way to meet people at a party is not to pass business cards around that well-known bigwig, or to exchange business cards with everyone, but to chat with the conference organizer who is standing silently by the side.

Climb over the wall, circumvent the door, or create your own door. Any one is good.

If you really want to accomplish something, you will always find a third door.

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1 Insight From Others

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

1 Small Step To Take

Ask These 4 Questions Before Giving Up

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Until next week,

Ted Wild

PS: Some people will say, Ted, Shame on you! How can you climb over the wall? Why don’t you follow the rules?

The answer is simple, Don’t Follow Any Human-made Rules.

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