Easterlin paradox: Once our basic needs have been met, incremental financial gain contributes almost nothing to happiness.
We don’t always know the “whys” behind our own behaviour, yet there is so much certainty in the way we pretend to know everything.
There is no denying the fact that quite a significant proportion of humanity chose to dedicate more thought in one evening to deliberating which restaurant or movie they should go to than they do in their entire lifetime to deliberating what’s the purpose of life?
Sisyphus (as in The Myth of Sisyphus) was condemned by the gods to push a huge rock uphill, but whenever he managed to reach the top of the mountain, the rock would roll back down and he would have to start his labors all over again.
Like our physical shape which is nothing but an accumulation of what we’ve been eating for all these years, our mind is an accumulation of all sorts of informations and opinions broadcasted from every possible external sources.
Living according to your true self means seeing yourself for who you really are and includes approaching yourself, your true emotions and needs, from a loving, caring, nurturing perspective that is consistent with your identity and narratives.
When the mind is not busy dealing with the present, it tends to focus on the future, working on goals and simulating different solutions.
Having an aversion to something in particular and an attraction towards something else is the basis of identification.
As a fetus in amniotic sac you’re afraid of being born, Unable to associate birth pain with life of its own.
It was 1978, Freddie Roach a promising lightweight pugilist traveled to Las Vegas with his father in search of a personal coach who could help him in elevating his game and prepare him for next level of fierce competition in professional boxing.