How I Met My Right Brain

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Experience with pendulum – October 4, 2020   In the post that follows, I will assume certain things about how the left and right brains operate. Do not worry, there is research and evidence presented for these claims about hemispherical lateralization but the purpose of this post is to describe my phenomenology. The following details … Read more

The Stoic Challenge Review: Ancient Advice for Modern Times

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I’m currently reading William Irvine’s book The Stoic Challenge and I think it’s just brilliant. Since he is drawing upon the lessons of ancient Stoic philosophy, nothing is fundamentally new but I really enjoy his modern framing of Stoicism. Particularly, I like his core concept of the “Stoic test strategy,” which he defines as: “…Stoic test strategy: … Read more

7 Inspirational Quotes About Human Nature

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1. “Deliberate practice requires a mind-set of never, ever, being satisfied with your current ability. It requires a constant self-critique, a pathological restlessness, a passion to aim consistently just beyond one’s capability so that daily disappointment and failure is actually desired, and a never-ending resolve to dust oneself off and try again and again and … Read more