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The Most Important Thing to Find in Any Transitional Phase

As I transitioned from high school to the “real world”, I believed a profession was the most important thing I could find. I was wrong. When I was faced with meaninglessness and depression, I quickly discovered that I needed to find something else. Something much more vital. The Risk of Doing Something New In transitional phases … Continue reading The Most Important Thing to Find in Any Transitional Phase

This One Pursuit Is the Strongest Antidote to Suffering

Existence concerns us all, but it’s extra pressing when there’s suffering involved. When everything works out, there’s no need to be concerned; as we can exist without worrying too much about it. When suffering comes into being, however, we’re forced to question our existence. Something disrupts the peace — and we might start to feel … Continue reading This One Pursuit Is the Strongest Antidote to Suffering

How to Demand Attention With This Storytelling Recipe

A good story is hard to resist. You’re sitting in your apartment, feeling lonely. You just found out your so-called friends threw yet another party without inviting you. It’s unfair you think. You just want some connection. How did life get so lonely? You figure a book might help you distract yourself from the loneliness … Continue reading How to Demand Attention With This Storytelling Recipe

How to Read like Naval and Seneca (Most People Don’t Read This Way)

“Read what you love until you love to read.” Naval Ravikant Growing up, Naval Ravikant, an angel investor and philosopher, had a burning desire to be perceived as smart. He would read something once, but never bothered to really understand what he was talking about. He would, instead, focus on using big words in his conversations. … Continue reading How to Read like Naval and Seneca (Most People Don’t Read This Way)

If You Don’t Realize This About Meaning, You’ll Waste Your Life

Jordan Peterson is a known advocate of meaning. As a psychologist and author, he has spent countless hours pondering this concept, and through doing so, he has developed some interesting views about it. One of his views is that meaning cannot be created by willpower alone. He says that, “You can set up the preconditions, you … Continue reading If You Don’t Realize This About Meaning, You’ll Waste Your Life

How the Power of Clarity Will Unlock Your Potential

“If you don’t live up to your potential, you leave a hole in the fabric of being.”  Jordan Peterson When Carl Rogers, the founder of humanistic psychology, wanted to gather his research and essays into a book, he was uncertain about who his audience was going to be. He knew he wanted a suitable one, … Continue reading How the Power of Clarity Will Unlock Your Potential

How to Choose a Life Full of Worth

I remember having four post-its with different professions written down on each. Then I crumbled the papers, put them in my hand, and shook them around. I picked up two and unfolded them. Then I told myself, “This is what I should do with my life.” It didn’t work. In this article, I will teach … Continue reading How to Choose a Life Full of Worth

4 Simple Habits to Improved Well-being

If you want to be wealthy, don’t focus on money. Focus on well-being. If you do — and apply the habits in this article — you should expect to see some powerful changes in your life. You’ll be happier, healthier, perform better in what you do and thrive. This is far more important than money. In … Continue reading 4 Simple Habits to Improved Well-being

How to Get Unstuck and Live with Purpose

“You sensed that you should be following a different path, a more ambitious one, you felt that you were destined for other things but you had no idea how to achieve them and in your misery you began to hate everything around you.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky The most common path in life is to get a … Continue reading How to Get Unstuck and Live with Purpose

3 Psychotherapeutic Tools for Self-Mastery

I recently finished my bachelor’s degree in psychology. While that means I know psychotherapy from an educational perspective, I also know it deeply from my own personal experience. Psychotherapeutic tools were originally engineered for treating mental illnesses, but they serve equally well as methods to deal with minor mental disturbances (which is something we all … Continue reading 3 Psychotherapeutic Tools for Self-Mastery

An Ancient Secret to a Meaningful Life

“Since nature intended us to be social creatures, we have duties to our fellow humans.” William B. Irvine Two thousand years ago, stoic philosophers knew of something that could contribute to a good and meaningful life. To them, it was obvious. Today, many people fail to make use of the very same principle. If you … Continue reading An Ancient Secret to a Meaningful Life

The Circle of (a Meaningful) Life

From the moment we grow conscious of our own mortality, we naturally learn we live once.  How to maximize it, however, is another matter; and it isn’t learned quite so easily. No one tells us how to do it, nor is it self-evident. In this article, I’ll propose how to maximize your life with meaning. … Continue reading The Circle of (a Meaningful) Life