These last few days have been about resetting after contemplating the state of the world. I have not contributed much to this blog or to any other platform for that reason, but I should be more responsible with my content. I will do my best not to miss too many days. The challenge posed to [...]
On my daily worries about social issues, I happened upon the idea of generational conflict and happiness and how it affects the acceptance of misinformation, and therefore, social well-being. And while the current generation lacks accountability for their shortcomings, much of their failure is on their parents. What would Hitchens say about all the nonsense [...]
Doubting everything you hear or read isn't thinking critically; it's cynicism; it's as wrong as accepting everything you hear and read. Critical thinking is a complex process that (itself) requires a metacognitive commitment to thinking and all the mechanisms involved in forming ideas; it's thinking about thinking. Toxic Doubt By definition, critical thinking must be [...]
Belief and acceptance are different attitudes. Some humans say that "they don't believe in the Theory of Evolution" because they feel their personal beliefs are of consequence to the Theory - they aren't. The sentiment seems to be that denying something strongly enough will make it false - it doesn't. Religious Pronouncements Religious pronouncements consistently [...]
More on formlessness and its power Monday, June 5th of 2017. 51 minutes past midnight. A short break from drafting up business documents is complimented by a follow up to my former post. Being formless allows the notions of friend and foe to dissolve; it makes it known that there is no such thing as [...]
While some humans argue that it's not even a word, the term Positivity attracts considerable attention in the English-speaking world and other planes of existence. It is however an essential part of the pursuit of happiness. People swear by it. They invoke its power whenever the topics of personal-development and mental health come up in conversation. [...]
This is my happiness experiment and a gift from me to you. And yes I'm giving you these 10 Happy Devil phone wallpapers without asking for anything in return. I will eventually ask for your soul, but I'm in charitable mood. You can donate to my devilish cause if you feel it appropriate The idea [...]
Data shows a majority of internet surfers don't read past the headlines. And the numbers aren't negligible. Maksym Gabielkov and his team at Columbia University show that over 60% of readers will share an article without reading it. You can read the study, a joint effort between Columbia University and The National Institute for Research in [...]
Applying critical thinking skills to your love and sex life will increase your over all satisfaction and that of your partners.
The "question everything" mantra is often an excuse to ignore and deny established truths and the confusion it causes leads to unhappiness.