The Great Social Lie: How to Navigate Our World as a Liberated Man

Alan Watts was one of the most influential philosophers throughout the 20th century. He was a huge force in bringing Buddhism and Eastern philosophy into the West during the 1950s and 1960s, and spent much of his life drawing lessons … Continue reading

The Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles of 2016

Time flies when you’re learning, growing, and improving. This is officially the 7th year of The Emotion Machine and it was easily one of our best yet. As many of you know, every year I try to put together a … Continue reading

Ride the Tiger: Transcending the Unescapable And Following Your “Inner Law”

When many look at the world today, they see an existence that is fundamentally broken, corrupt, and meaningless. We no longer have a strong center in our lives. And so many of us in modern society are driven to escape … Continue reading

Effective Altruism vs. Feel Good Altruism: How to Make a Bigger Difference in the World

Many of us have a desire to do good in the world but we don’t quite know how to do it. If a charity advocate comes to your door or approaches you on the street, you may be compelled to … Continue reading

The Origin of Us: Campfires As The Bedrock of Human Civilization

If you want to understand who we are as human beings, a good question to ask yourself is “Where did we come from?” And to begin to find an answer to this big and daunting question, it’s helpful to discover … Continue reading