Be more selective on the topics and spaces you choose to devote energy to.
Our brains were not designed to share/receive the amount of criticism we invite.
Enjoyed the blog post; nice job Mike. Reminded me a bit of Adam Grant’s book, Think Again, where he analyzed the modes of thinking and the pitfalls they can create. Trying to think/act more like a scientist (vice my default of prosecutor) remains a challenge for me. I’d highly recommend it for those interested in Stoicism or in improving the way we think.
This is really good insight Mike. I have the same challenges about forming an opinion about everything, but over the last few years I've really forced myself to try to avoid the same situations you outlined in your article.