The Meaning Paradox: Is Life About You or Other People?

Imagine a choice between two life paths. They are different, and they diverge from one another, but they are also complimentary, and they are paths that we all follow in one way or another. The…

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The Power of Negotiating Boundaries

A Thought Every interaction between people is guided by invisible norms. No matter where it is — at work, at the gym, or at the bar — the words that are spoken between individuals will always be guided by…

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Synchronicity: Creating Your Own Luck

Humans are split between two worlds: The first is the world of space and time, cause and effect, energy and matter; the second is the world of histories and futures, stories and meanings, memories and…

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Life as a Work of Art

Why do people read poetry? What exactly is it about rhythm and cadence that moves us into deep inner worlds? Better yet, why do Shakespeare’s sonnets sing so loudly so many generations after their initial…

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The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom

Let’s for a second imagine two very different people, with two very different backgrounds, studying the same thing in their own unique ways. In this case, it’s the sea. The first is a university professor, someone who…

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What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual? A Rational Answer

The year 1745 wasn’t the best to be David Hume. This man, who many now consider to be the greatest philosopher to write in the English language, had over the years made enemies in the wrong places. In an epoch dominated…

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The Void and I: A Story About Everything

Scene one: I don’t believe in God, I think to myself, comparing It to the sum of the ten digits I have finished colliding in my head. Numbers make sense to me. God doesn’t make any…

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Why Playfulness Is More Important Than Ever

After the death of Isaac Newton — a mythic figure even in his own lifetime — the poet Alexander Pope wrote the following epitaph for him: “Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in night; God…

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The Purpose of Life Is Right In Front of You

Once upon a time, some 13.799 billion years ago, a state which we call the singularity sparked the void. It’s a state in which the laws of physics as we know them don’t work; a…

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Isadora Duncan: Expressing Yourself

When she was ten years old, Isadora Duncan dropped out of school to teach people dance. Now, had she been anyone other than herself, that stint would likely have turned out like most of our…

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