Wall Street Made Charles Murphy Successful and Rich, but Happiness Eluded Him – WSJ

“The mind can play tricks with oneself, distorting reality,” Mr. Paulson said.

Source: Wall Street Made Charles Murphy Successful and Rich, but Happiness Eluded Him – WSJ

Paulson assumes that reality does exist outside of one’s mind. That we can communicate with each other seems to confirm this hypothesis. But the deeper truth is that communicating with each other we discover that our views of reality are necessarily and incommensurably distorted.