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The Difference between Objective and Subjective Truth & the Illusion We All Believe

By |2019-11-02T14:43:44+03:00November 2nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

How do we know whether our truths are the real truths, or is the truth simply an illusion? What Is the Difference Between Objective and Subjective Truth? Truth is a continuous concept in all places, all situations and at all times. However, what one person believes to be the truth may not be agreed on [...]

12 Other Words for Dumb to Use in an Intelligent Conversation

By |2019-10-27T12:31:16+03:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Languages|Tags: , , , , , |

With the world so divided at the moment, it seems everyone we talk to has a completely different opinion. I think it’s all very well to have an intelligent conversation. You broaden your outlook. You get to hear another side of the topic. But sometimes you come across a person who is, well, let’s just [...]

Guy Fawkes Day: The History Behind the Gunpowder Plot

By |2019-10-25T15:59:35+03:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

"Remember remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot." Everyone in the UK celebrates Guy Fawkes Day on the 5th of November. We huddle around bonfires. We gaze into the night’s sky to marvel at dazzling fireworks. In fact, since the Gunpowder Plot, we still have a tradition where royal bodyguards will search underneath [...]

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 [...]