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5 Scientific Reasons You Should Believe in Free Will

One of the most popular philosophical debates is the question of “free will” vs. “determinism.” Free will is the belief that you have free choice over your actions, while determinism is the belief that your actions are influenced by your biology and environment. As with most philosophical questions, I find the answer to be somewhere […]

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7 Simple Ways to Break Your Current Pattern

For better or worse, our lives are often dictated by our daily routines and patterns. If these patterns are mostly filled with positive thoughts, emotions, habits, and relationships, then you’ll continue to naturally experience happiness and success in your life. And if these patterns are mostly filled with negative thoughts, emotions, habits, and relationships, then […]

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3 False Choices That Create Unnecessary Problems in Our Lives

A false choice is when we are presented a situation as having only two choices, when in fact other alternatives may be available to us. Often a false choice is a result of black and white thinking, in which we look at two extremes but don’t realize that the answer may be in a grey […]

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Realigning Your Locus of Control

“Locus of control” is the extent to which individuals believe that they have control over an event in their lives. Having a more internal locus of control means we believe we have more control over the event. Having a more external locus of control means we believe that outside forces (other people, the environment, God, […]

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The Illusion Of No Control

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits recently wrote an interesting piece called, “The Illusion of Control.” In it he describes how our efforts to control our lives and our surroundings are fundamentally flawed and worthless. We cannot control things, Leo argues, because our world is too complex, and the future is ultimately unknown. I partially agree, […]

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