New Years is typically the time for new goals and resolutions. But there is something far more important you should focus on.
«I’ve always refrained from shitting on New Year’s resolutions because I do believe there is something psychologically significant about year changes. We divide our lives into years, conceptualize our identities in years, so it makes sense that a turning of the year will coincide with some introspection and realignment of one’s values»
We all suffer from negative thoughts, and it's about time we learned how to deal with them effectively. Here are three things you can do.
«Learning to forgive yourself for your mistakes and failures is a necessary component of managing negative thoughts.»
Most of us struggle throughout our lives by giving too many fucks in situations where fucks do not deserve to be given.
Things are rarely as bad—or as good—as you think they are. The goal is not to get too attached to lopsided thinking in one direction or the other.
«good things, while good, rarely affect permanent change in one’s self or in the world, and similarly, bad things, while bad, rarely doom us to a life of misery or failure.»
Trying too hard to get what you want in life—like love, respect, and happiness—often has the opposite effect: you end up lonely, dejected, and miserable. Here's why.
«desiring a positive experience is itself a negative experience; accepting a negative experience is a positive experience.»
What we can learn from Karl Popper's Paradox of Tolerance, and what we must all do to practice tolerance.
Five good qualities that will help you make it through this chaotic, unpredictable, and utterly hilarious thing we call life.
«If you can develop the patience to weather the storm and focus on the long-term rewards, you’ll be ahead of the curve.»
To understand the self, let's embark on a journey of brain-melting ideas that'll leave you questioning your very existence.
Narcissism is way more complex and, quite frankly, way more annoying than we think it is.
«The past decade or two has seen a very public debate about the possibility of a narcissism “epidemic” in our current culture, especially among young people.»
It seems everyone thinks the world is full of terrible people. But in fact people are mostly good, even if we all have the capacity to be shitty to one another sometimes.
«researchers found that most of these online conflicts were not fought by those who started them. They were fought by the innocent bystanders»
Look, I know what you want to hear. I know you want to hear that everything is going to be alright—no, better than alright, that it's going to be fucking amazeballs. I know you want to hear that the…
Chock-full of goofy and irreverent metaphors, this post from self-help author Mark Manson is a fun read. Don't let the irreverent tone fool you - Manson has sharp insights into what self-esteem is, why it has such a hold on the popular imagination, and why that hold is perhaps misplaced. His casual style, and adult language might not appeal to everyone, but it's certainly not boring. He helpfully includes footnotes to deeper reads if you're interested in a more in-depth approach and provides essential tips for cultivating a healthy sense of self-appreciation.
If you're struggling in life, it might be because your answers to "What do I want to be?" and "What do I enjoy?" aren't the same.
«What are you doing in your life that you don’t actually love, but you’re doing it because of the image it projects or the persona it creates?»
Wondering how to be successful in life and get ahead of 99% of people? Here are three things you must do, and some downsides to consider.
«The most significant challenge lies in disagreeing with the majority, being right in your contrarian stance, and having the courage to put everything on the line for your beliefs»
Learn how trust, institutions, and crypto have everything to do with each other, and are incredibly relevant to the world we live in today.
Eight reasons why you can’t trust yourself, as demonstrated by psychology.
There are some counterintuitive, paradoxical ways you can reach a truly new level of contentment and peace in your life.
«Find a job that doesn’t suck the soul right out of your eye sockets while still allowing you to pay bills and enjoy life a little too.»
From the rise of information to liberalism and extinction, these 9 books will explain to you how the world works.
«Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigueby Ryan Holiday»
When we fail to choose things for ourselves...
The most seductive forms of procrastination
«Procrastination is merely the avoidance of unpleasant emotions. Get comfortable with unpleasant emotions and the issue of procrastination takes care of itself.»
How to remember what you've read, read faster, and read more books
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