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How to be Happy

Arthur Schopenhauer is famous for his pessimistic philosophy. He believed the world was hell and that being on this world was just utter suffering, mostly inflicted by human beings who acted as the devils of this hell. He asked himself the question if it wouldn’t just be better to kill yourself. He also didn’t believe […]

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About Ultralearning

Recently I came across a book named Ultralearning by Scott Young in which he gives his tips to learn many types of skills in a short amount of time. As a live example he gives his challenge of completing a four-year MIT course in just a year. So, doing what most people do in four […]

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Philosophy as a Way of Life

Nowadays philosophy is seen as just an academic discipline for which you get a degree and then you have a certain set of skills to use in the workspace. But in the ancient times philosophy was something a lot different. Philosophy wasn’t just some subject to study, it was a way of life. Studying philosophy […]

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Atomic Habits by James Clear

Habits are the things that create our lives. It’s the little things we do every day. Brush our teeth, eat breakfast, watch television. Our lives are basically just the amalgam of our habits. Atomic Habits is a book about the small changes we can make in our lives that will compound and influence our lives […]

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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. […]