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Free Won’t: Why You Shouldn’t Take Any Single Thought Too Seriously

You can’t take any single thought you have too seriously. Why? Because your mind is a lot like a “mental playground,” constantly generating and experimenting with new solutions and new ideas. Therefore, no single thought can possibly define you. So you had a scary or negative idea, or image, or dream? No big deal – […]

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The Just World Fallacy: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

The “just world fallacy” is the belief that a person always gets what they deserve in life. If a person behaves as a good and moral person, then only good things will happen to them. And if a person behaves as a bad and immoral person, then only bad things will happen to them. Commonly, […]

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Create Your Own Personal Philosophy

The importance of creating your own personal philosophy, and not just identifying yourself with one school of thought.

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Don’t Label Yourself

How you choose to label yourself becomes an intimate part of who you are. Once you identify yourself with a particular group of people – whether it’s social, political, or religious – then you often begin to define the rest of your existence based on this label. You think, “I’m an X person, so that […]

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Why Meaningful Happiness is Better Than Pleasurable Happiness

What does happiness mean to you? Often times people think of happiness in two different ways. The common view of happiness is hedonic well-being – which is the belief that happiness is based on the amount of joyful and pleasurable experiences you have. This is the kind of happiness you get from eating a delicious […]

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