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Friday, February 23, 2018

On The Consequences Of Success, And An Alternative Way Of Measuring It

Defining—and therefore, measuring—success is a controversial, foggy and confusing matter. How about by the amount of freedom, options, skill, and sense of meaning your...

If Free Will Is An Illusion, Are We Doomed?

Free Will is an illusion. Does that now mean we are helpless when it comes to self-improvement, the pursuit of virtue, wisdom, long-term thinking,...

If You’re In A Low Place, It’s A Low Door That’s Gonna’ Open

When you’re in a low place it’s a low door that’s going to open. Your instinct will be that you’re ‘too high/too superior' to...

On ‘Being Yourself’ and ‘Following Your Passion’ (hint: don’t)

'Be yourself' and 'find your passion' are perhaps the most substandard, shabby, useless pieces of advice around. The first is anti-self-improvement—and we all have...

The Important Things In Life Get None Of The Attention

The work of the scientists, nurses, educators and philosophers will always be beaten to the spotlight by the latest phone, piece of news, fashion...

The Quality Of Your Life Hinges Upon Where You Direct Attention

Living a good—and/or successful, blissful, healthy, contented, happy—life depends on something very simple, but also as rare as it is delicate: your attention.That which...

Facilitating Mindful Living In An Unmindful World

In an increasingly distracting, overwhelming and maddening world, the role and value of mindfulness is now unquestionable. The problem is, can mindful living be...

Why Working For Free May Be Exactly What You Need, And Why The Concept...

Letting go of your feelings of entitlement in order to stoop down and squeeze your ego through the 'low' door that is volunteer or...

The Tallest Poppy Is The Most Vulnerable, Envied—And The Most Beautiful

On tall poppies, naysayers, and loud noisesEven if you life the perfectly virtuous, moderately successful and good life, you will still have naysayers to...

Understanding How Your Mind Works: A Layman’s Guide To The Cognitive Biases — Part...

This is the fourth and final installment of a series of articles about cognitive biases and other irrational tendencies—in other words, why and how...

On Living The Truth

The following is a takeout from our recent essay on Heaven and Hell. In that essay was discussed three principles to live by instead...
opening the top of prototype head

Understanding How Your Mind Works: A Layman’s Guide To The Cognitive Biases — Part...

This is the next installment of a series of articles about the cognitive biases and other irrational tendencies—or in Layman, why and how you...

Rethinking Heaven and Hell: How to Use Religion to Create a Better World

Has the time come to drop religion once and for all? Has reason destroyed all credibility in ideas of the afterlife? Can atheism and...

How To Be Disciplined: Why Discipline Applied Only In The Name Of Striving Is...

Discipline is not so much about getting something you want, about being strong, about striving, as it is about avoiding your own dystopia, about...

How To Get Into Philosophy — An Introduction

What is Philosophy? How can it help You? What are the best books to read? Has Philosophy been replace by Science?First, well done on...

Why And How You Are Irrational: A Layman’s Guide To The Cognitive Biases —...

This is the next installment of a series of articles about the cognitive biases and other irrational tendencies--or in Layman, why and how you...

Why And How You Are Irrational: A Layman’s Guide To The Cognitive Biases —...

Why do we lose control? Why do we err? Why are we irrational and what the hell can we do about it? It seems that everyday...

Making Sense Of Things When Nothing Makes Sense — The Simplicity Principle

The modern world can make you feel like the captain of a ship lost in a haze of thick fog and misery. But where...