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Posts Tagged ‘Beliefs’

How Perfectionism Destroys Happiness

If you want to never be happy or satisfied with your life, one great way to do that is to raise your expectations to an unrealistically high standard that can never possibly be met. This is the essence of perfectionism. It’s the inability to be happy with something until it is perfect, without any flaws […]

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How to Apply a Scientific Mindset to Your Everyday Life

The scientific mindset is a great way to better understand the world and how to adapt to it. This mindset is not only useful in colleges and laboratories, but I believe we can also apply it to our everyday lives. By learning to be a more scientific thinker, we always respect the facts, question our […]

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Enlightened Self-Interest: When Your Values Overlap with Other People’s Values

Enlightened self-interest is the idea that often times doing what is good for yourself is also doing what is good for others, and vice versa. This means your interests and values overlap with the interests and values of other people. And ultimately, when you work to achieve your own values (and what really matters to […]

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Beginner’s Mind: Looking at Old Problems With New Eyes

Beginner’s mind is defined as “an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as beginner in the subject would.” This is a very healthy and beneficial attitude to have at times. Often when we become really knowledgeable about an area in life, […]

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When You Have to Completely Breakdown Before You Can Rebuild Yourself

Often times it takes a major catastrophe in our lives before we can find the motivation to make a change for the better. This is an unfortunate tendency in human nature. When things are just going “OK” in life, we are usually comfortable keeping the status quo. Things aren’t that bad, so why change anything? […]

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