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You Are Either Improving Or Declining: On The Illusion Of Stasis

The Idea of a State of Stasis Is Silly. The Nature of Life is Chaos. Everything is Falling Apart.Stasis, equilibrium, balance, symmetry, equality, equipoise...

If You’re Trying To Achieve The Blissful State, Stop: Nirvana Is The Death Of...

The blissful, tranquil, enlightened, higher-conscious, nirvana-like state is incompatible with your goals, with the pursuit of virtue, with reason, with science, with society, with...

Should You Try To ‘Outdo’ Yourself? Is There A Place For Comparison To Your...

There are positive and negative effects from trying to ‘outdo yourself’. On the one hand, it is a good thing to be trying to...

Delusion, Ignorance, Journalist Demagoguery, All Piled Into One: Cathy Newman Interviewing Jordan Peterson

See the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjxSThD54Where do I begin? How does one try to make sense of an almost total fuckup? Well, despite the high risk...

Alternative Answers To The Most Popular (and dry) Meetup Question

The question, 'What do you do?', whilst useful to some degree, is arguably the most boring, cliched, monotonous, tedious, uninspiring, uncreative, monotonous, monotonous, monotonous...

Is ‘Faking’ Confidence Worth It?

Can you fake confidence, and if so is it worth it? Is faking confidence essential in the beginning? Is the very idea of fake...

Is Courage More Important Than Education (Or Intelligence)?

Education and/or Intelligence, and Psychological Bravery, are in large part interchangeable traits; and when it comes to understanding what causes success, in the abstract...

The Dangers And Confusing Nature Of Shallow Advice

Singular advice, particularly advice related to the mind —e.g., how to tips, or do ‘this' and ‘that' to increase your X — is dangerous....

Life Is By Definition A Struggle, But Slumps Can Be Detrimental

If you're not happy with the terrain you're treading, it could be that long ago, distracted by your obligations, tiredness, social media, and love-hate...

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...

Is The Real Problem The LACK Of Problems? Perhaps Life Is Too Good |...

Seldom throughout history has there been so few barriers—and yet indolence still prevails en masse. Seldom has opportunity for learning been so abundant—and yet...

What To Do With All Your Ideas

Ideas are easy; it is execution that matters. But what about all of those ideas you have written down, and that BIG one you...

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...

Painful Words About A Painful Process – Creativity | Short Reads

If I shy away from the suffering, from the struggle, then I also shy away from the essence—the truth, the ethos, the lifeblood, the...

Did School Kill Your Curiosity? | Short Reads

School should be a place where a love—or at least, a liking of—learning should be cultivated, harnessed, developed; instead, a great deal of kids,...

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...

How To Get Started With Psychedelics

Mind-blowing in more ways than one, the subject of Psychedelics is a rich, dangerous, fascinating, controversial and very important one indeed. How does one get started with Psychedelics? The answer is education.