A Model of Resilience: An Interview with the Stoic Doctor Matthew Galati of the Brain Changes Initiative

I interviewed Dr. Matthew Galati, founder of the Brain Changes Initiative, to learn about his remarkable recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). In the interview, Dr. Galati offers us a reminder of the importance of resilience and perseverance in overcoming obstacles in order to reach your goals. Readers of the A Life of Virtue blog […]

A Model of Resilience: An Interview with the Stoic Doctor Matthew Galati of the Brain Changes Initiative

The first traffic jam on Broadway

I’ve owned the book Time and Free Will by French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941) since university days – but regretfully never quite got around to fully reading it. It still resides on my bookshelf, awaiting the day… I was also interested in American polymath William James, and did at that time read some of his […]

The first traffic jam on Broadway

The 18 rules of life of the Dalai Lama to be happy | Corner of Tibet

At the beginning of this millennium, approximately in 2000, the Dalai Lama wrote a list with 18 points, which all people of the world must continue to achieve live in peace , happiness and harmony . It is a fact that in the era we live in today, stress and haste with which we live, […]

The 18 rules of life of the Dalai Lama to be happy | Corner of Tibet

Escaping the Rat Race: Lessons from Buddhist Thought

Source Republishing this article with edits, as it aligns with similar themes in the Work and Leisure series As humans we spend most of our lives in a state of perpetual craving and desire. We land a big promotion at work, but soon fantasize about continuing to move up the corporate ladder. We become consumed […]

Escaping the Rat Race: Lessons from Buddhist Thought

The concept of Black Friday

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It happens on a Friday (sometimes all over the weekend) on the last weekend of November. The concept is to put on sales products to be sold.

The scenery of crowded shops and malls (Covid19 anyone?), people elbowing each others and fighting for an item to buy is so humiliating.

First of all, why weren’t prices low in the first place? If shops can make profit out of super sales then why were products more expensive before Black Friday? Isn’t it a lie?

Big companies will always make profit even on Black Friday. Black Friday is another way to push people to buy things, necessary or unnecessary, who cares? The ultimate goal is to push them to buy. For a lower price, one would be tempted to buy many things. Therefore, more money one would spend and more waste and garbage there would be.

Isn’t it time to wake up?

Watch “Matthew McConaughey | 5 RULES FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE |” on YouTube

It is said that Mathew McConaughey’ s speech broke the number of viewers on internet and I can see why.

It is a life lesson broken down into 5 simple rules that can be summed up as ideas or intuitions we already have in us but we choose not to listen to.

Great video for the start of the week and to the new perception of life.

Click on the link down below:

the Aesthetics of Populism [Minor Treatise]

This is a follow-up treatise on my article What (and how) to expect from Leaders [Opinion] by H.St.C For as long as humans have made use of their intellectual faculties to ponder upon the question of what makes something attractive, we have always known- almost instinctively- what we want. The philosophical discipline of aesthetics exists because […]

the Aesthetics of Populism [Minor Treatise]

Albert Camus vs Jean-Paul Sartre

In this post published on Medium, James Cussen describes the relationship between Camus and Sartre, the “intellectual superstars” of post-war France. As I am interested in the French Existentialism, which is a recent interest to me, this article shows the real relationship between the two men, beneath the surface.

From intellectual competition to political feuds, their friendship accompanied their philosophical and literary works.

For more details, click on the link below for the full article. A pleasure to read!

https://link.medium.com/MvQdNBhhUkb