Unpopular life advice the positivity culture won't talk about.
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A simple perspective on a complex topic
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A nuanced take on what it means to be human
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The Idea Balance only appears if we zoom out sufficiently far enough. A tightrope artist must hold her balance — otherwise she will fall to her death…
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The Idea We tend to overestimate both the intensity and durability of future emotional events. When we think about future events, we regularly try to…
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The Idea Reminding yourself of your own death can give meaning to your life today. Memento Mori is a Latin phrase meaning 'remember you must die.' One…
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The Idea The relation between what you care about and what you can control should determine where you focus your energy. There are many aspects we care…
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The Idea We can act with a focus on how to appear (personality) or on how to be (character). In a world where social dynamics impact much of our…
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The Idea Growth sometimes only becomes obvious in hindsight. Every so often, we go through phases of perceived stagnation — commonly triggered by the…
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The Black Swan Theory Rare events can dominate the course of history. History usually is the best predictor of what we can expect to happen in the…
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A new portal to powerful ideas
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Before you start reading today A new project: Thinkable — Meaningful notes on life in under 100 words. I share my deeply held beliefs, mantras and…
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