Post #103. Emily Esfahani Smith on Living a Meaningful Life

Just saw a TED talk by the author & researcher Emily Esfahani Smith about meaning vs. happiness. This is a summary.  We are pursuing happiness which makes us unhappy... Many feel hopeless... depressed & isolated... Can the constant feed of news, the constant comparison on social media and the addiction to technology have anything to do … Continue reading Post #103. Emily Esfahani Smith on Living a Meaningful Life

Post #99. Seek to Understand Rather than Judge & Force (everyone will be better off for it) Part 2.

"Happiness and freedom begins with a clear understanding of one principle. Some things are within your control and something are not."  - Epictetus  When stuff happens, we can either accept it or try to change it. The problem appears when we try to change things we have no real power to change... You know... Sometimes we … Continue reading Post #99. Seek to Understand Rather than Judge & Force (everyone will be better off for it) Part 2.

Post #98. The Little Seed & The Big Tree

Once there was a Little Seed on an field. He was jumping around, feeling small and lonely... The Little Seed felt so little that he hid himself behind a rock, so that no one could see how little he was. "I'm so small... Useless... I will never amount to anything... I'm just a seed. A … Continue reading Post #98. The Little Seed & The Big Tree

Post #95. Analysis Paralysis

Analysis Paralysis is when we procrastinate on making a decision because we have “too many options” and want to make the “right decision”. I believe this will be a great challenge in our age of infinite possibilities. It feels like we are sort of waking up to our innate capacity as human beings to become … Continue reading Post #95. Analysis Paralysis

Post #94. The 4 Essential Skills For Reaching any Destination

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."  - Henry David Thoreau I’ve been wanting to summarise what I believe to be the keys to reaching a goal or a purpose in life. I’ve thought about it … Continue reading Post #94. The 4 Essential Skills For Reaching any Destination

Post #92. The Stoic Principle of Control

"Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and have learned to distinguish between what you can and can't control that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness becomes possible." – Epíktētos, Greek … Continue reading Post #92. The Stoic Principle of Control

Post #91. First, Say to Yourself What You Would Be.

"First say to yourself what you would (will) be; then do what you have to do." - Epíktētos, Greek Stoic Philosopher, AD 50 -135. Imagine you have a challenging conversation infront of you. What do you normally do? How do you feel? Perhaps you feel a bit anxious, worried, tense... I don't know... We feel whatever … Continue reading Post #91. First, Say to Yourself What You Would Be.