A mind of peace will create peace. A mind of conflict will create conflict. Holding on to past slights, injustices, and insults will keep them alive within. Letting go of those things will release the feelings of hatred, resentment, and bitterness. A mind lazy with indulgences will become a slave to desire and temptation. A disciplined mind will not be affected by the greatest temptations. Rather than living through the extremes of life, behave with open honesty, moderation,
Civilized to Death (book review) “An era can be considered over when its basic illusions have been exhausted.” — Arthur Miller Modern civilization is seen as necessary for “progress.” With every breakthrough in technology, science, medicine, and so on, with every new comfort and convenience, advancement and novelty, what is the cost? People often assume that progress is steadily increasing, and at a linear pace, believing that the livelihoods of the hunter-gatherers were prim
INFP Nicknames: Dreamer, Healer, Mediator INFP (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving) is an acronym used in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), describing one of sixteen personality types. An INFP’s cognitive functions are Fi/Introverted Feeling (dominant), Ne/Extraverted Intuition (Auxiliary), Si/Introverted Sensing (Tertiary), Te/Extraverted Thinking (Inferior). INFPs are genuine idealists. They look for the good in other people and in bad situations. They may b
Introduction Social media sites are often perceived as neutral tools. Depending on the users who use these technologies, so the common claim goes, they can ultimately decide whether these devices are beneficial or harmful to them. They can choose what to focus on or not focus on. If they want to quit or take a break, they can. They are in control. If they do choose to stay on social media, they can engage its content meaningfully. After all, sites like Twitter and Facebook, a
There have been numerous scientific studies on materialism (often as questionnaires and clinical evaluations). These studies have tested subjects from different sexes, socioeconomic backgrounds, races, cultures, educations, and ages. What has been consistently found is a correlation between lower psychological/physical well-being and materialism.
Those who value financial success, status among their peers, an urge to buy more, and so on, show a higher tendency toward narcis