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Nassim Taleb On What It Means To Be A Philosopher, The Importance Of Antimodels,...

Nassim Nicholas Taleb tells you not to read anything from the past hundred years. The degree to which one should follow this advice, however,...

The Practical Wisdom Of Jordan Peterson: 11 Ways To Get Your Shit Together (and...

Sort yourself out, says Peterson. But how does one do that, exactly? What does sorting yourself out look like in practice? What can you...

8 More Mungerisms: Optimism, Ideologies, Discipline, Incentives and Intellectual Honesty

This is the second and final part of our mini-series about Charlie Munger and his worldly wisdom. If you haven't read part one be...

You Are Either Improving Or Declining: On The Illusion Of Stasis

The Idea of a State of Stasis Is Silly. The Nature of Life is Chaos. Everything is Falling Apart.Stasis, equilibrium, balance, symmetry, equality, equipoise...

If You’re Trying To Achieve The Blissful State, Stop: Nirvana Is The Death Of...

The blissful, tranquil, enlightened, higher-conscious, nirvana-like state is incompatible with your goals, with the pursuit of virtue, with reason, with science, with society, with...

Should You Try To ‘Outdo’ Yourself? Is There A Place For Comparison To Your...

There are positive and negative effects from trying to ‘outdo yourself’. On the one hand, it is a good thing to be trying to...

Delusion, Ignorance, Journalist Demagoguery, All Piled Into One: Cathy Newman Interviewing Jordan Peterson

See the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjxSThD54Where do I begin? How does one try to make sense of an almost total fuckup? Well, despite the high risk...

Alternative Answers To The Most Popular (and dry) Meetup Question

The question, 'What do you do?', whilst useful to some degree, is arguably the most boring, cliched, monotonous, tedious, uninspiring, uncreative, monotonous, monotonous, monotonous...

Is ‘Faking’ Confidence Worth It?

Can you fake confidence, and if so is it worth it? Is faking confidence essential in the beginning? Is the very idea of fake...

Is Courage More Important Than Education (Or Intelligence)?

Education and/or Intelligence, and Psychological Bravery, are in large part interchangeable traits; and when it comes to understanding what causes success, in the abstract...

Life Is By Definition A Struggle, But Slumps Can Be Detrimental

If you're not happy with the terrain you're treading, it could be that long ago, distracted by your obligations, tiredness, social media, and love-hate...

On The Consequences Of Success, And An Alternative Way Of Measuring It

Defining—and therefore, measuring—success is a controversial, foggy and confusing matter. How about by the amount of freedom, options, skill, and sense of meaning your...

Remembering The Founding Father Of LSD

The Man Who Brought LSD To The World'When you take Psychedelics, the best place to do it is in nature,' said the incredible Swiss...

If Free Will Is An Illusion, Are We Doomed?

Free Will is an illusion. Does that now mean we are helpless when it comes to self-improvement, the pursuit of virtue, wisdom, long-term thinking,...

If You’re In A Low Place, It’s A Low Door That’s Gonna’ Open

When you’re in a low place it’s a low door that’s going to open. Your instinct will be that you’re ‘too high/too superior' to...

Did School Kill Your Curiosity? | Short Reads

School should be a place where a love—or at least, a liking of—learning should be cultivated, harnessed, developed; instead, a great deal of kids,...

On ‘Being Yourself’ and ‘Following Your Passion’ (hint: don’t)

'Be yourself' and 'find your passion' are perhaps the most substandard, shabby, useless pieces of advice around. The first is anti-self-improvement—and we all have...

On The Importance Of ‘Tripping’ With The Right Partner

The 1 thing you should know when considering a shared psychedelic experienceIf you’re new to psychedelics — if you’ve never taken any drugs, or...