Philosophy

Rediscovering and Using Ancient Ideas: Part 1

The more control and rigidity you stumble for, the further away you get from what you want.

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Who Cares About Philosophy?

Why you should care about philosophy

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A Day In The Woods

Nothing feels better than escaping your daily routine and the noises of the city and trekking through the mountains in the Hudson Valley in New York during fall. Golden, red, and orange leaves litter your entire field of vision.

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Simple Strategies for Presence & Mindfulness

You probably can’t go a day without hearing someone ramble about presence or mindfulness. It’s everywhere now. But, as you could probably guess, there’s a reason for that.

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Sam Harris and Strange Loops

Sam Harris taught me something important: something eye-opening happens when you actually look at the inner workings of you mind.

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The Consciousness Rabbit Hole: Where Are We?

“In fact, although people talk about being conscious of what is happening now, that’s the one thing you cannot be conscious of”Once you start trying to write or think about consciousness, you realize it’s the weirdest, craziest, most confusing, yet beautiful thing. After all, it’s the one thing you have control over that pushes the levers for everything in your life - emotions, reactions, desires, goals, outlooks, thoughts, physical feelings.

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The Best Advice On How To Live & Think

Do you know the best way to live your life? Meaning: how do you act in certain situations, how do you handle difficult situations, what do you spend your time on, how do know if you’re on the right path in life, etc. I’m not sure if any other question matters as much as this one.

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What's Home?

The global pandemic has changed our relationships with the idea of home forever.

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On Uniformity, Disparity and Where We're Headed

When I was a kid, I loved baseball cards. In my after school YMCA program, I’d trade baseball cards with a friend, another kindred spirit who loved baseball just as much as I did (a lost art, since no one has the patience for baseball anymore). The trading was basic; you’d swap some duplicate card you had for something probably not that exciting. It was a monumental day when you came across an actual blockbuster trade.

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