Your death is but days away!

Thinking upon death and life I remembered some research I had recently read on the psychology about motivation. In a study out of the university of Michigan, it was discovered that participants would see the future as closer if that future endpoint was expressed in days rather than years or months. Daphna Oyserman the lead … Read more

The fundamental problem we all face

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Work gets done. Time is spent. Possessions are accumulated. Projects undertaken. We connect to other. This is the business of life. Except there’s one problem. We don’t know if any of the above matters in the greater scheme of things. We seem to be insignificant in the great swirl of the cosmos. In this one … Read more

Do you hate being nice all the time?

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Nice. I hate that word, and good too. Isn’t Richard nice. Nice, nice, nice. He’s a good boy. Modest, unassuming, impeccable manners. He’s very nice. I hate being nice all the time. Sometimes I just want to be a rude, crude, arrogant, condescending, narcissistic, brutish, know it all, vulgar, pain in the ass!!! I want … Read more

Sometimes we just need to hear it

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You can read all the personal development books you want. Psychology,  philosophy and more. You can practice meditation, attend therapy, exercise, writing a journal, eat healthily. Trying to improve yourself and your lot, to find meaning. You learn that is important to believe in yourself,  find value in your own existence. You are told to … Read more

What are you willing to give up?

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‘There is no Knowledge won without sacrifice.’ Jane Hirshfield, poet PBS Documentary, The Buddha. We all have wants and needs. New clothes, cars and so on. And whilst we can keep on adding new possessions as long as we have space to for them. We also want new experiences and habits. We want that gym … Read more