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8 Philosophy Jokes That Hide Profound Life Lessons in Them

By |2019-10-14T17:10:23+03:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , |

Philosophy can often be wordy, complicated and difficult to engage with, but philosophical jokes can provide an alternative to this. Adding humour to this philosophy through jokes may make engaging with it more fun. Moreover, it helps build an understanding of interesting and profound philosophical ideas. This article will take a look at some clever [...]

5 Zen Teachings That Will Help You Become a Wiser and Calmer Person

By |2019-10-02T22:29:17+03:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

There are several Zen teachings that can be profoundly useful to our well-being. We can often feel worried, angry, confused or a number of other unhealthy emotions at various times in our lives. Zen teachings can help us deal and understand these emotions to make us much wiser and calmer individuals. But before we explore [...]

Weltschmerz: a Vague State That Affects Deep Thinkers (and How to Cope)

By |2019-09-23T17:09:19+03:00September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever felt a deep sadness and frustration with the world and all the ugly things that are happening in it? You may have had weltschmerz. What Is Weltschmerz? The Definition and Origins Weltschmerz is a German word that literally means 'world' (welt) + 'pain' (schmerz) and defines an emotional state when someone is [...]

Book Hangover: a State You’ve Experienced but Didn’t Know the Name for

By |2019-09-06T15:55:04+03:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Literature, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , |

Have you ever finished a book so good it has left you feeling deflated once it’s over? You could be suffering from a book hangover. A book hangover is a common affliction for many of us, even if we don’t realize it. It happens when the ending of a book causes emotional distress to the [...]

10 of the Greatest Philosophical Novels of All Time

By |2019-08-14T23:00:56+03:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , |

Reading philosophical novels can be a brilliant way to engage in philosophical themes, ideas and teachings. It is quite understandable how one may find it daunting to tackle a thick, multivolume non-fiction work by someone like Arthur Schopenhauer or Immanuel Kant. Coming across something like Schopenhauer’s The World as Will and Representation on a bookshelf [...]

7 Captivating Fantasy Novels That Also Teach Profound Life Lessons

By |2019-08-10T20:23:59+03:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: |

There are many books which teach us lessons about life, but fantasy novels teach some of the most memorable ones. One thing I can say about reading is that it transports us to another place. It soothes our frustrations at times as well. It even changes our lives by introducing new ideas and dreams. Then [...]

8 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes That Will Help You Reach Inner Peace

By |2019-08-03T14:36:27+03:00August 3rd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement, Spirituality, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , |

If you’re struggling with inner peace, it’s hard to find a place of sanctuary. However, quotes by powerful people like Jiddu Krishnamurti can help. It’s not easy finding peace sometimes. Just when you think you’ve got everything under control and rolling smoothly, something blindsides you, knocking you out of your state of pure love. I [...]

7 Must-Read Fiction Books That Will Leave a Mark on Your Soul

By |2019-07-13T17:39:47+03:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , |

Reading is an important part of life, truly. There are many fiction books which are a must-read and are sure to impress you. Despite the uprising of technology and ever-changing modifications of modern times, reading is still a timeless treasured activity. I remember a time when reading books, you know, the ones you can actually [...]