Tag Archives: meditation

Newsflash: You Should Be Happy!!!

Matt Ridley has written an entertaining book: The Rational Optimist, detailing all the ways in which life is great for rich people. (By rich people I mean the fraction of humans who make ≥5 figure salaries in $.) For example Louis … Continue reading

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Department of Happiness Studies

I chose to go to university at the age of 18 because I thought heaps of useful knowledge was stored there. I thought to myself: Old people know a lot of stuff. I want to learn what they know. Because … Continue reading

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Radiolab – Roman Mars

02:30 If you look carefully at the entire built world, you can find little stories in every tiny thing. If you recognise that every corner, every seam, every curve was a point of decision by a really deliberate — and probably … Continue reading

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Blessed are they

who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing. —canary-inacoalmine

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Religious Infinity

When I was young, I used to — as an exercise — try to conceive of ∞. We would hear in Sunday School that God is Infinite, that you can’t comprehend God’s Infinite-ness. I would imagine myself in a spaceship … Continue reading

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Mindfulness

Think about this: those Eastern philosophies that are so helpful to modern Americans, ideas we use to disconnect us from our Blackberries, were developed by people with no electronic technology. What does that mean? My picture of medieval anywhere (Asia, … Continue reading

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