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7 Things You Should Finally Stop Pursuing

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

Constantly pursuing goals such as high-status jobs, money, and the perfect partner can result in us never finding peace and happiness. It’s great to have goals and ambitions in life. However, we can sometimes get caught up in the ‘I’ll be happy when’ trap. We think we will be happy when we get the promotion, [...]

6 Things I Am No Longer Impressed By

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Earth, Food for thought, Futurism & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |

In a world of scarce resources, inequality and environmental meltdown, there are some things it’s no longer worth being impressed by. If we want to see a fairer, happier and more peaceful world, we need to re-evaluate our measures of success. Here are six things we should no longer be impressed by: 1. Square-footage With [...]

5 Times You Know You Are Rebelling Against Modern Society (Even If It Doesn’t Feel This Way)

By | November 5th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , |

You may think that a person who has a quiet life and is not involved in any activist organization cannot be rebelling against society. But what if I told you that rebellion is not only about participating in activist campaigns and holding protest posters? In fact, there are more subtle – and no less effective [...]

How Consumerism and Materialism of Modern Society Make Us Unhappy, Lonely and Unconfident

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Research has associated consumerism and materialism with low self-esteem and the feelings of loneliness and unhappiness. A series of studies published in the journal, Motivation and Emotion showed that as people become more materialistic, their sense of wellbeing and purpose is reduced and if they become less materialistic, it rises. While materialism is good for [...]

4 Things That Will Never Make You Happy

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There are four basic external factors that will never make you happy if you stay attached to them. They can only give you a fake sense of happiness. Another evening after work you find yourself thinking about the next big or small thing to make you happy. In our everyday life of paying for consumption [...]

Would People Still Work If They Didn’t Need to Work in Order to Survive?

By | May 5th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , |

Does our need to work come from the way society is or is it an inner motivation? In my previous article, I discussed my perspective on motivation and how I try not to worry about the motives behind decisions, as long as they’re invariably geared toward growth and helping people. To recap on the conclusion [...]

How Understanding Economics Makes You Better at Everything Else

By | July 5th, 2015|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

Even to the people that study it, economics earns the moniker “the dismal science.” The field is filled with dry, lifeless numbers that figure into complex mathematic equations. Study of the science requires frequent interaction with tedious terms, like “opportunity cost,” “comparative advantage” and “income elasticity.” Economics is truly unglamorous to its core. Yet, economics [...]

Bring These Four Centers into Balance to Achieve Happiness

By | March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

When striving to find happiness, you need to be able to find a balance in yourself. While finding this balance includes external factors, it is how events impact you and your perception that can throw your center of well-being off balance. Some of the most fundamental centers are family, love, self, and lastly financial. When [...]

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