Life, Friends, and Self-Development

The past few days I got to spend time with a really good friend. I haven’t known them for long, but it’s one of those people that, although you haven’t known known for years, it feels like you have. And, well, we talked a lot, mostly about people, life, and things in general, often diving unusually…

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Message In Your Misfortunes

I’m reading a book called The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt, and although I’m not too far into it, I came across a part that really struck a chord with me. It was a speech by the Chief Justice, John Roberts. You can find it here: Chief Justice, John Roberts But I’ll go ahead…

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The Righteous Mind

I’ve been reading a book, actually listening to one, though I am reading one, called “The Righteous Mind” by Jonathan Haidt. It’s a fascinating book, one that covers a wide variety of topics and themes, but the overarching theme is all about moral psychology, specifically, three different aspects of it. He breaks down his book…

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What is Conscious Thought?

I was reading this article the other day which poses an idea, or to him, a fact, but it poses this idea that we don’t really have any conscious thought. I’ll link the article, just so you can read it, though, I’m not going to reference it too much in this post, but rather just…

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Written in Blood

Have you ever asked yourself: What makes writing good? Deep? Able to find and touch the lowest parts of the soul? The parts we keep dormant? Nietzche certainly had a criticism of most writers in that most of their writing, it does nothing more for the reader but idle them. But what does he mean? He means…

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Portals Into the Past

I still don’t understand how a single picture, it can bring back so many memories. It’s such an odd thing. It’s almost like we forget we still have these memories locked away in our unconscious minds. We go on with our lives like it never happened and BAM, you go through an old picture album,…

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Let’s Talk About Libido

Jungian and Freudian psychology, at first glance, may seem similar in nature. This is due to the fact that both Jung and Freud considered repressed libido as the sole cause of a neurosis (mental disease) in an individual. But, like I said, this is only at first glance. Like most things, the devils in the details, and…

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Terrifying Reality

I had a terrifying thought this last night, and I hesitate to share it, in fear, it may be taken the wrong way, but I fear far worse, if I don’t share these thoughts, or at least express them in writing, they will only continue to expand beneath my feet, only to overcome me in…

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Aggressive first

Have you ever taken a look at your self? And I don’t mean that in a sarcastic way, or even a dismissive way, but I truly and seriously mean it. Imagine this, you’re driving down the highway, minding your own business, then some jerk cuts you off, then takes a quick left turn. You have…

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Find Your Dark Forest

Okay, so it may or may not come to a big surprise to most of you, but I don’t exactly watch a lot of movies. I’m not trying to dog on the people who do enjoy movies, but it feels like, to me, if you’ve seen one good movie, you’ve pretty much seen them all. Now,…

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