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Susan Orlean on the Strange Serendipities That Shape Our Lives

How the roads taken and not taken both lead us to ourselves.<p><i>“The exemptions we suffer, whether forced or chosen, make us who we are,”</i> Adam Phillips wrote in his magnificent meditation on the value of our unlived lives. Every life is a testament to these exemptions, each of us a Venn diagram in …

Middle School

Reham Khan: ‘Marrying Imran Khan meant everyone in Pakistan got involved in my private affairs’

Life as a political wife came with plenty of compromise and strain for journalist Reham Khan. She explains how the hate campaign put an end to her 10-month marriage to a man idolised by millions<p>When the news of my marriage to Imran Khan, Pakistan’s cricket star turned politician, broke in January …

4 Mistakes That Are Built into Your Brain

<b>“Cognitive bias is the biggest self-imposed obstacle to progress, not only for oneself but in the end, for all mankind.” ~Unknown</b><p>On a beautiful …

Stress and the Social Self: How Relationships Affect Our Immune System

“We are all tethered to our social worlds by invisible but steel strong wires.”<p>Relationships, Adrienne Rich argued in her magnificent meditation on love, refine our truths. But they also, it turns out, refine our immune systems. That’s what pioneering immunologist <b>Esther Sternberg</b> examines in <b>The</b> …

Immune System

Galileo on Critical Thinking and the Folly of Believing Your Preconceptions

“To divine that wonderful arts lie hid behind trivial and childish things is a conception for superhuman talents.”<p><b>Galileo Galilei</b> (February 15, 1564–January 8, 1642) was born into a world without clocks, telescopes, or microscopes, where superstition and anthropocentrism moored the human mind in …

The Transfiguration of Aloneness: David Whyte on Longing and Silence

“Reality met on its own terms demands … an ability to live on equal terms with the fleeting and the eternal, the hardly touchable and the fully possible…”<p>Longing is one of those acutely reality-warping emotions that magnify their object — be it a person or an outcome — to astonishing proportions …

How to Disagree: Amin Maalouf on the Key to Intelligent Dissent and Effective Criticism

“To approach someone else convincingly you must do so with open arms and head held high, and your arms can’t be open unless your head IS high.”<p>Long before philosopher Daniel Dennett laid out his four rules for criticizing with kindness, the great Lebanese-born French writer <b>Amin Maalouf</b> addressed …

American Philosophy

Hannah Arendt on Being vs. Appearing and Our Impulse for Self-Display

“Nothing and nobody exists in this world whose very being does not presuppose a spectator.”<p>“Pay no attention to <i>appearing</i>,” young André Gide wrote in his rules of moral conduct in 1889. “<i>Being</i> is alone important.” But even for the most idealistic among us, real life — the act of moving as an …

Alice In Wonderland

10 Problems With How We Think

By nature, human beings are illogical and irrational. For most of our existence, survival meant thinking quickly, not methodically. Making a …

Martha Graham on the Life-Force of Creativity and the Divine Dissatisfaction of Being an Artist

“No artist is pleased… There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”<p>“Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied,” Zadie Smith counseled in her ten rules of writing. But how does one …

An atheist explains the real consequences of adopting an atheistic worldview

If you love to listen to the Cold Case Christianity podcast, as I do, then you know that in a recent episode, J. Warner Wallace mentioned a blog post …

Why I Expect Every Guy I Date To Cheat On Me

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Melissa Engle.</i><p>It took 23 years of my existence for me to finally give up on all humanity. The reason that pushed me over the edge? <i>Cheating.</i> Why the actual f*ck do people do it? I know we all have different definitions of it and it's all based on technicalities - …

Relationships

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

Self-improvement

Uncertainty and Our Search for Meaning: Legendary Psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom on How We Glean Our Sense of Purpose

“The search for meaning, much like the search for pleasure, must be conducted obliquely. Meaning ensues from meaningful activity: the more we deliberately pursue it, the less likely are we to find it.”<p>“The sole purpose of human existence,” Carl Jung wrote in his notebooks, “is to kindle a light in …

Existentialism

Nietzsche on How to Find Yourself and the True Value of Education

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”<p>“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” Elizabeth Gilbert asked in framing her catalyst for creative magic. This is among life’s most abiding questions and the …

Pioneering Psychologist Jerome Bruner on the Act of Discovery and the Key to True Learning

“Discovery, like surprise, favors the well-prepared mind.”<p>I’ve always held the art of discovery in higher regard than the art of invention. Rather than creating something that didn’t previously exist, to <i>dis</i>cover is to uncover what has always been there but had remained hidden from view — to shine a …

The Scientific Benefits Of Mind-Wandering

Losing focus and giving in to distractions might not be so bad for us after all.<p>Feeling distracted? Suffering from information overload? You’ve probably heard more than once that you need to “get in the zone” and stop juggling so many thoughts at once. To cope with it all, some people try social …

In Praise of Missing Out: Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on the Paradoxical Value of Our Unlived Lives

“Our lived lives might become a protracted mourning for, or an endless tantrum about, the lives we were unable to live. But the exemptions we suffer, whether forced or chosen, make us who we are.”<p><i>“In the gap between who we wish one day to be and who we are at present, must come pain, anxiety, envy</i> …

Literature