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Posts Tagged ‘Philosophy’

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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Mind Is A Verb, Not A Noun

When talking about our minds, we have a tendency to take complicated processes and treat them as simplified things. For example, we say we want “happiness” or “confidence” or “motivation” but how do we know when we really have them? These things aren’t something you can see, hear, touch, taste, or smell, they aren’t something […]

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Follow the Middle Way in Self Improvement

We have a tendency to swing from one extreme to another, when often finding a “middle way” is the best course of action. We often fall into this problem when we try something, it doesn’t work out, so we overcompensate by doing the exact opposite. For example, when I first started trying to date girls, […]

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How to Act With Uncertainty

In every action there is an element of uncertainty. This is because we never know exactly how the future is going to play out. We can gain knowledge and experience, and have a “good guess” on how something may work out, but we can’t know anything as 100% certain. Our uncertainty is therefore a necessary […]

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