THE NON-THINKER, NON-LEARNER
EXISTING AT A LOWER LEVEL IN LIFE
NON-THINKERS LET LENNIE RUN THEIR LIVES
We are not criticizing Lennie, but recognizing him as part of each one of us. A part able to contribute, but not a part to run the show.
Yet we do not do the thinking and learning that we need to have in order to run the show ourselves. That is very "unsmart".
And then we let our behaviors in response to the feelings "just happen", as if a "normal, natural" reaction is appropriate. All this while we are occasionally noticing that we are not getting the results we want in.
MAYBE FIX THEM?
And, of course, if we are not getting the results we want in life, it is obvious that something is "not working" - and therefore, it would seem appropriate to fix it.
Yet, besides not directing our attention to it, we do not go about fixing it, as if somehow life will fix it itself or somehow life will teach us how to do something (without our spending the effort to learn it more systematically and well). And then we attempt to plug the hole (what is missing) by believing in myths and false cultural beliefs.
NON-THINKERS, NON-LEARNERS OF LIFE DO NOT PROSPER!
No, indeed, a miracle will not happen. We cannot learn well enough "from life itself" - the idea that you can learn life by accident is a bunch of hooey!
You must figure out what to learn that will make the most benefit for you (the most difference) - and do it proactively, not passively waiting for the expected wisdom to gradually accumulate based on "life teaching you" (it doesn't!). And then you must go through a systematic (not haphazard!) way of learning that must also be from valid information versus amateur opinions.