In a beautifully illustrated episode of After Skool, British philosopher Alan W. Watts eloquently states why life should not be considered a journey because by doing so we are missing the point the whole way along.
Curious in finding...
When we're in a new place, we've all wondered where the bathroom is. And the automatic answer that comes to mind is: "Down the hall to your right". But this isn’t always the case. In fact, most of the time, to know where the bathroom is, we have to ask again or go and find it ourselves. This seems like a good analogy for a space where I can only give you some coordinates.
The way to it, however, you will have to discover yourself. My role is only to channel different ways of seeing and explaining how we function. I present them to you and raise questions so you can find your own answers or at the very least, start to go out and look for them.
We all talk to ourselves. We need to! We do it in order to remember things, to plan, to solve a problem, to project and evaluate different scenarios... When doing something difficult, we mentally walk ourselves through the steps we need to take. But on top of everything, self-talk helps us to author the stories of our life.
But there are a lot of ways to use language internally. The...
We all could agree that nowadays, attention is our best asset, meaning our time's investment.
Yes, we are in the era of the attention economy, if you didn't know already. And obviously, there’s a vast global industry dedicated to distracting us and exploiting our best resource: attention.
But framing distraction as a war between the individual and relentless capitalist
Based on Lisa Feldman Barrett decades' of research, it looks like emotions are not what we thought they were.
They are not universally expressed and recognized. You might feel that emotions are hardwired brain reactions, that your brain is prewired with mythical emotions circuits that you are born...