Default good

Assume ignorance over a malice. I like that principle.

It’s similar to the advice of assuming that that world is getting better.

Way happier path in life when you assume the world and people are conspiring to help you, versus trying to trip you up.

Flogging dead horses

When you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. 🐴

The best looking horse in the glue factory.

The horse has bolted.

The horse had left the barn.

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

You can lead a horse to water.

High horses and dark horses.

Different horses for different courses.

So many horse analogies!

Play on the right field

It’s sad watching someone over-capitalize on a house in a neighborhood past its prime. It almost always ends badly.

Emotional decisions trump economic ones and good money gets spent after bad because of ego and hubris. It’s a waste of treasure and time.

Unlock it

Authenticity is a truth syrum.

“Truth can break the gates down, truth can howl in the street; unless truth is pleasing, personable and easy to like, she is condemned to stay whimpering at the back door.”

― Hilary Mantel, Bring Up The Bodies