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Do You Feel Like Your Life Is a Joke? 5 Reasons for That and How to Cope

By |2019-08-28T22:57:39+03:00August 24th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

No matter how optimistic we are, at some point, we may feel like life is a joke. After all, it’s pretty unfair sometimes. I go through life from day to day with an unclear picture in my head. For a while, I seem confident that I’m headed in the right direction, but then something happens [...]

What Plato’s Philosophy of Education Can Teach Us Today

By |2019-07-07T17:04:10+03:00July 7th, 2019|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

Plato’s philosophy of education is a fascinating idea and one that Plato wanted to be implemented into Ancient Athenian society. Scholars still study and discuss it today, but what’s interesting is how Plato’s theory of education has influenced many beliefs and principles that modern society holds. It is a model of education and culture that [...]

Ikigai: How the Japanese Live with Joy and Purpose (and You Can Too!)

By |2019-07-06T00:12:11+03:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

I have two strange passions: I love words (hence my love for writing) and I love learning about different life philosophies. When browsing the bookstore a few months back, I saw a book titled “Ikigai: how the Japanese wake up to joy and purpose every day.” A perfect match for someone like me — ikigai was [...]

9 Signs of a Truly Independent Person: Are You One?

By |2019-06-19T14:06:02+03:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

Being an independent person doesn’t come from living an easy life. The trials of life make you stronger. I get angry sometimes when things go wrong. I sometimes lose hope when past hardships repeat themselves over and over. But I think this happens because there is yet something we’re meant to learn. I also think [...]

7 Profound Lessons Eastern Philosophy Teaches Us about Life

By |2019-10-21T17:01:07+03:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , |

Eastern philosophy does not differ from other philosophic teachings in its overall objective. This is to teach us to be wiser individuals and to ultimately provide guidance as to how to live well. Therefore, Eastern philosophical ideas are no different from Western philosophy is this sense. The distinction lies in how it suggests we can [...]

How to Find Your Authentic Self by Asking These 5 Simple Questions

By |2019-05-17T18:06:29+03:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Getting to know the authentic self that is hiding deep inside you is the first step on the long path of liberation. Just think about it, if you dare. Your true self is hidden deep within you, covered by layers upon layers of opinions, expectations, and excuses. You are not what you think you are [...]

What Is Existential Intelligence and 10 Signs Yours Is Above Average

By |2019-10-14T13:10:00+03:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Existential intelligence is the ability to think philosophically and use your intuition. The following signs indicate that yours might be above average. If you have a high level of this type of intelligence, you probably don't spend much time thinking about shopping or celebrities. Instead, you think about the big questions of life - a [...]

25 Profound Little Prince Quotes Every Deep Thinker Will Appreciate

By |2019-05-06T18:23:58+03:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is a children's story with some very profound meanings and some quotes that will really make you think. I have to admit that I never read the Little Prince as a child. I think I wouldn't have known what to make of it if I did. Even reading [...]