- People create their own misery by trying to force epic, self-defeating solutions to trivial problems of the ego. (Translation: Stop trying to fix it and just deal with it; don't ruin yourself over pride.)
- Individuals can't go it alone; the key to well-being is found in communication. (Translation: You have to learn how to talk to people without making yourself upset.)
- Too much thinking about a problem can lead to paralysis. The centipede couldn't walk after the cockroach asked him what was the secret of moving all those legs so elegantly.