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Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern...
Happiness is not the same as a sense of meaning. How do we go about finding a meaningful life, not just a happy one?
Arnold Bennett’s How to Live on 24 Hours a Day explores a meaningful life by addressing the age-old question: how can we make the best use of our time?
«What you learn today becomes the scaffolding to solving tomorrow’s problem.»
In this excerpt from "Cosmogenesis," cosmologist Brian Thomas Swimme explains how physics can approach questions about meaning in life.
«We are universe. The universe made us. In a most primordial way, we are cosmological beings.»
Learn to ask the right questions to change your path and enrich your life as it fuels you to pursue your goals with passion and purpose.
«Once you recognize the imprint you have on others, make the most of the chances to extend your sphere of influence and impact those around you.»
“There can be no very black melancholy to him who lives in the midst of Nature and has his senses still.”
«People are drawn to the easy and to the easiest side of the easy. But it is clear that we must hold ourselves to the difficult.”»
Studies suggest that appreciating beauty in the everyday may be just as powerful as a sense of overarching purpose
«the more people indicated that they were “appreciating life” and its many experiences, the more they felt their existence was valuable.»
Religious faith promotes a sense of meaning in life – and it might take more than ‘social glue’ to duplicate the effect
«the ‘threat’ used to reduce participants’ sense of meaning was an essay about the smallness of human life in the vast expanse of time and space»
“Productivity is a trap. Becoming more efficient just makes you more rushed, and trying to clear the decks simply makes them fill up again faster… Since finitude defines our lives… livi…
«Annie Dillard captured this sentiment best in her haunting observation that “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”»
As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy? Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari examines ‘the useless class’ and a new quest for purpose
For the longest time, I believed that there’s only one purpose of life: And that is to be happy. Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? It’s to achieve happiness in some way. And I’m…
«“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”»
Brooke Castillo, the ‘queen’ of life coaching, has convinced her fans they can find meaning and money in the field – but is she selling them an unattainable fantasy?
«Coaching is an entirely unregulated industry – there are no oversight boards, no standard curricula, no codes of ethics; if I wanted to hang out my shingle as a life coach tomorrow, no one would stop me.»
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