To benefit as much as we can from the world, it is important that we learn to grasp it as it is, to learn to take what it gives us with a smile, and to discern what it is we want from it.
An introduction to what I call Modern Nihilism, beyond the stoics, beyond materialism and idealism, and even beyond Nietzsche.
Ruby, whose ninth birthday is tomorrow, goes out to play with the old stray cat in her neighborhood. She's in for a magical surprise.
English-structure sonnet no. 3 in iambic pentameter
A second poem, an English sonnet in iambic pentameter
A first exercise, a first study, in the art of writing sonnets. Here, I follow the structure of an English or Shakespearean sonnet in imabic pentameters.
The following are seven of the best quotes from different works by Mark Twain.
Whether it is your own anger or that of someone close to you, we all tend to bottle it up. How can we distinguish between the right and wrong actions to take when your loved ones are angry? How can we best communicate?
When the time to die comes, we all wish we could be healthy again and share more time with our loved ones. Society has taught us to accept death as inevitable. But what if science could offer us something more?
When encountering a situation you wish to change, there are two ways of trying to initiate change. You either focus on correcting what you do not like, or you put all your energy into generating new behaviors.
Although many people think of science as the province of experts, the scientific way of thinking is a method that can be used by anyone independently and often against the opinions of experts. Here, we go over the way in which this works.
Finding the solution to any problem often requires shifting your position, changing your perspective, and allowing for more than you could initially imagined to be possible.
In our second installation of the Immortality series of articles, we discuss how good and plentiful sleep boosts your system, and how lack of sleep can lead down the road of misery, madness, and the early onset of old age.
Here, we get to the grain of how and why people feel the way they do about immortality. People express different attitudes and opinions when talking about it even as they secretly desire it.
In this article, we explore the reasons why Pride and Prejudice stands out among all of Jane Austen's novels. We will shortly see how it embodies the best of the classical and modern literary worlds.
This hub is all about leveraging your desires to create a life full of passion. You will learn that what matters is knowing what you want, and then deciding how you can make that a reality. The road you take is defined by what you want.
This hub is all about how going from poor to rich starts with changing what you believe and ends with improving what you do. You will understand why people feel stuck and scared. And you will learn to exceed expectations, and aim for a better and wealthy life.
This hub is all about how you can leverage your interest in reading to become the person you want to be. The way to go about this is to select the books that the people you admire have been most affected by. If you cannot think of such a person right off the bat, then your first job is to find them.