The Wrong Way to Read and the Meaning of Insight

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7n834yOH0xztW9cnuHTFBj?si=HM58ZIdaQJKzAisyy88XcA Your mind, like your body, needs the nutrients and vitamins of good ideas in order to survive and thrive. But as we grow older, our ego turns our head away from good ideas like the child avoiding the choo-choo train of a spoonful of peas. Good ideas aren't found out there. They're found in … Continue reading The Wrong Way to Read and the Meaning of Insight

I have no idea how to answer this question on my psychology midterm (Part 1)

Have you ever played Binky's Facts and Opinions? It's a game that teaches players the difference between what's true and what's not. Here, let's play together. Look at at this question from my Positive Psychology™ midterm, and tell me if it's a fact, or opinion, that one of these things decreases happiness.* Yeah, I could … Continue reading I have no idea how to answer this question on my psychology midterm (Part 1)

The Penguin Latte Podcast #6: Pranav Mutatkar on His Petri Dish of Inspiration

https://youtu.be/R-LVvKlh4EM https://open.spotify.com/episode/2RuQUxVkGxEK96Zc8BmOhp?si=vmS7UtlURWWhvNMT7EQqxA Today, I'm joined by the wonderful Pranav Mutatkar (@pranavmutatkar). His newsletter, Your Lazy Sunday blends together art, music, comedy, and culture. It's an intellectual treat for those of us who prefer not to take ourselves so seriously. Highly recommended. We spent about half this episode geeking out about our favorite directors, psychoanalysts, philosophers, … Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #6: Pranav Mutatkar on His Petri Dish of Inspiration

The idea transforms

The idea transforms as it spreads from one psyche to another. Some ideas hit brick walls. Ideas that hit brick walls are ideas that die. All successful people are lucky. You're either born into success or you're not. You need to be picked to be rich and famous and I'll never be picked so I'll … Continue reading The idea transforms

Man’s search for meaning (in murdering): what I learned from reading a 500 page book about nazi doctors

  There’s a short book about finding meaning through suffering that many of you have read. It’s called Man’s Search for Meaning. It resonates with nearly everyone who reads it because Frankl writes directly into the human condition - the condition of suffering. It takes only 154 pages for Viktor Frankl to teach us how … Continue reading Man’s search for meaning (in murdering): what I learned from reading a 500 page book about nazi doctors

My Most Ambitious Reading Project: The Collected Works of C.G Jung.

Jung was a juggernaut. Inspired by Poor Bjorn's post about his reading the entire “Story of Civilization” by Will Durant, I’d like to share with you what I consider to be my most ambitious reading project: to read through the entire collected works of C.G Jung (The Bollingen Series as translated by RF.C Hull. Can … Continue reading My Most Ambitious Reading Project: The Collected Works of C.G Jung.