Stop making plans, start cultivating opportunities.

Most of us would agree that life is messy.  Nobody can predict the future; ironically, that much is certain.  And yet so many of us draw up our plans and schedules do so under the illusion (or maybe the delusion) that we can predict aspects of the future.  We plan as if we know that life will obey our particular set of rules.  When things don’t quite work out we can become angry.  Like last week, we turn our attention to another Chinese philosopher, Mencius, who argued that we should cultivate opportunity as a salve for a messy world.

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For further information on Mencius, click here

The book that I quote from in this week’s episode can be found below.

The Professor Richard Wiseman extract about look can be found here: