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Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins – Book Review

Self-help books are a peculiar genre of books. They can be either very inspirational or just filled with the complete and utter bullshit. In my experience I have never read a self-help book which was just ‘meh’. This book, well, this book is one of those very inspirational books. Caution: explicit language will follow.             […]

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey – Book Review

Another one of the OG self-help books. The 7 Habits is a staple book in the self-help literature and most other self-help books have either imitated it or drawn inspiration from it heavily. It is also one of those books you either hate or love. The people who will love this, are the people who […]

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Oblomow by Ivan Gontsjarov – Book Review

Ilja Iljitsj Oblomow is the laziest person you will ever meet. The only thing he does all day is sit in his bed, eat and drink. Because of his laziness, his house isn’t in order, his lackey steals from him and his so called ‘friends’ use him for his money. Oblomow is the ultimate procrastinator […]

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Philosophy in Times of Corona

The first true pandemic to hit the world in a long time. After the fear of Ebola and SARS that it would come in great numbers to the Western world, it finally came to be. Covid-19 or the Coronavirus as the media calls it, did the unthinkable. Cafés, bars and restaurants are closed, as well […]

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How the Socratic Method can change your life

Socrates, one of the most if not the most known philosopher to have ever graced this earth. He left no writings whatsoever making him a rather strange character. We know him mostly from the dialogues of Plato, but also from writings of Xenophon and even a comedy by Aristophanes. But there is one method that […]

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About Self-Respect

I always think it’s weird how people keep telling other people to be more confident. To have more self-esteem. As if regarding yourself highly will solve your problems. Maybe you are not at the point where you can think highly of yourself, and when you do it at that point it might have disastrous consequences. […]

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Fear

Do you sometimes have that feeling of existential dread? That feeling of not knowing what to do? That feeling as if the world doesn’t exist anymore and you’re just thrown at yourself? You feel lost. You feel as if nothing is certain anymore. As if nothing has any meaning anymore. That’s fear. Not just being […]

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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius – Book Review

Marcus Aurelius, a roman emperor and philosopher who not only read about stoic philosophy but actually used it in practice. He is one of the prime examples that shows that philosophy isn’t just a course one can follow in school but is a way of living. The Meditations is a book containing his wisdom about […]

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How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie – Book Review

How to Win Friends & Influence People is a book written for people to succeed in business. It is a handbook to use when handling people and situations. It was written in 1936 and thus uses quite a lot of old examples, but the book isn’t dated at all and still relevant today. This book […]