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The Necessary Pain of Trial-and-Error

In a world filled with uncertainty and unpredictability, we are bound to go through unforeseen rough patches throughout our life, whether it be at work, at home, or in our relationships. This is because our minds are imperfect. We can’t account for all the factors that contribute to the outcomes in life. So sometimes it’s […]

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The Purpose of Thinking

The purpose of thinking is to understand our world as best as possible. Our minds have evolved to think so that we can better adapt to our environment and make smarter decisions on how to survive and live. At a biological level, our thoughts are millions of neurons firing off in our brain. These brain […]

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Unschooling: Rekindling the Desire to Learn

Unschooling is an educational philosophy that believes we often learn better through our natural, “real world” experiences, rather than in a controlled classroom environment. This includes learning primarily through play, games, household responsibilities, work experience, and real-world social interaction. Unschooling differs from traditional schooling because it asserts that standardized curriculum, uniform grading methods, and other […]

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The Dark Sides of Our Digital Self

I recently picked up a copy of Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality at my local library. The author is a psychiatrist by the name of Elias Aboujaoude who is currently serving as the director at the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The thesis of Aboujaoude’s book […]

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Limitations of Affirmations

This article introduces the basic concept of “affirmations” – a tool in self improvement in which we recite certain thoughts and beliefs so that they take root in our subconscious mind. I point out some of the limitations behind how this technique is normally practiced, and some of the things we can do so that […]

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