A brief defence of Stoicism’s most controversial advice
deal with life. But it seems limited with its advice on relationships. Epictetus (50–135 CE), a prominent Stoic philosopher in Rome, argues that to be happy, you must detach from the things and the people you love: If you kiss your own child or wife, say to yourself that you are kissing a human being; […]
Pain Is Inevitable. Suffering Is A Choice.
Pain has mainly two forms. It can be either the driver of change and a reminder that our life isn’t exactly close to what we envisioned it to be. Or it can be a devastating force that leaves us powerless and reduces our ability to objectively evaluate our self-worth. The former is empowering. The latter […]
The sensation of feeling chills while listening to music was associated with the power of theta waves in the brain’s orbitofrontal cortex. The work builds on other studies suggesting that music can also trigger the brain’s reward system, even though it doesn’t provide a tangible survival benefit. Read More
Searching for the “perfect” automotive sound idea is nothing new. Mercedes-Benz was bragging about its signature door “thunk” six years ago. Porsche has manufactured a particular sound piped into its cabin to augment the otherwise near-silent ride of the electric Taycan sedan. The deep rumble of the Lamborghini Aventador can be identified from blocks away. […]
Bring Your Mind Inside Your Heart and the World Will Not Trouble You
Drink the good wine on a bad day.
The first thing we do when we meet with clients is listen. We try to figure out what their problems are. Then we come back with questions, not solutions. We write these out and put them on the wall. And then we circle the ones that we think are interesting. More often than not, the questions hold the answer.
Wieden + Kennedy
The Difference Between Happiness and Pleasure
Ten Ideas That Have Shaped My Life
The Science of Spiritual Narcissism
Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool some of us into thinking we’re evolving and growing when all we’re growing is our ego. Walking the spiritual path properly is a very subtle process: it is not something to jump into naively. There are numerous sidetracks which lead to a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality; we can […]
Place in the world
Critical Thinking Pt. II
Critical Thinking Pt. I
Who… …benefits from this? …is this harmful to? …profits from my emotion? …makes decisions about this? …is most directly affected? …have you also heard discuss this? …would be the best person to consult? …will be the key people in this? …deserves recognition for this? What… …are the strengths / weaknesses? …is another perspective? …is […]
Make a difference
Two Huge Lies
Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe, say, or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.
Pull the damn door open…
Water Your Seeds
Don’t say “be careful”…
Help your child foster awareness by saying: Notice how… these rocks are slippery, that branch is strong. Do you see… the poison ivy, your friends nearby? Try moving… your feet carefully, quickly, strongly. Try using your… hands, feet, arms, legs. Can you hear… the rushing water, the singing birds, the wind? Do you feel… stable […]
I think generally people have things that are more within their personal purview that are more difficult to deal with and they are avoiding… and that generally, the way they avoid them is by adopting pseudo-moralistic stances on large scale social issues so they look good to friends and neighbours.
Dr Jordan B Peterson
You know who you are.
The True Toxicity of Social Media