Why We May Be Angry Rather Than Sad

Why We May Be Angry Rather Than Sad

We are sometimes swept away by a mood of sadness that seems to have no cause. We wake up dispirited and listless. We lack energy and direction. Everything loses its taste and the smallest challenges feel unfeasibly heavy. We struggle to see the point of almost anything. We are – as the doctors tell us …

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What Do Cynical People Really Want?

What Do Cynical People Really Want?

In certain quarters, cynicism has a distinct kind of glamour. It sounds pretty tough not to have too many hopes, and to claim to be able to see through the dreams of others. Cynics will tell you that everyone is selfish and weak, that the system is rigged and driven by greed, that you can …

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Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

To say that someone has ‘daddy issues’ is a somewhat rude and humiliating way of alluding to a very understandable longing: for a father who is strong and wise, who is judicious, kind, perhaps at points tough, but always fair – and ultimately, always on our side. It would be so understandable if we were …

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The Problems of Being Very Beautiful

The Problems of Being Very Beautiful

It sounds paradoxical to talk of the problems of being beautiful Almost so alive to all the advantages But oddly, being beautiful isn’t problem free There are a range of ailments, too little discussed, that go with being extremely beautiful And that we should all, perhaps, know a bit more about Here are some of …

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PHILOSOPHY – Soren Kierkegaard

PHILOSOPHY – Soren Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard was a brilliant, gloomy, anxiety-ridden, often hilarious Danish 19th century philosopher. The author of 22 books, of which 3 continue to make his name. He was born in an immensely wealthy family in Copenhagen in 1813, the youngest of 7 children. Death was around him constantly from a young age, and was to …

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The Importance of Soft Toys

The Importance of Soft Toys

Sometimes you can catch important things about human nature in apparent incidentals. It’s well observed that between the ages of around one and twelve, many children manifest a deep attachment to a stuffed soft object, normally shaped into a bear, a rabbit or – less often – a penguin. The depth of the relationship can …

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The Problem of Fame

The Problem of Fame

We don’t always feel comfortable admitting it to our friends; it’s embarrassing, but secretly the idea of being famous has great appeal. Fame seems to be the solution to so many problems. When you’re famous people will make way for you in crowds. You’ll get warm smiles from admiring strangers. You’ll be safe from rejection. …

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PHILOSOPHY – René Descartes

PHILOSOPHY – René Descartes

René Descartes was a French 17th century philosopher, famous above all for saying ‘I think therefore I am’, but worthy of our attention for many reasons beyond this. What makes him stand out is that he was a fierce rationalist. In an age when many philosophers still backed up their arguments with appeals to God, …

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How Emotionally Healthy Are You?

How Emotionally Healthy Are You?

One of assessing how emotionally damaged we might be is to identify a range of markers of emotional health and imagine how we fare in relation to them. At least four central themes suggest themselves. Firstly Self-Love. Self-love is the quality that determines how much we can be friends with ourselves and, day to day, …

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Who Am I Really? | The Three Selves According To Eastern Psychology

Who Am I Really? | The Three Selves According To Eastern Psychology

Who am I really? it’s a question that’s rarely asked and rarely truly understood but here it is from the Eastern Vedic perspective for more wisdom from the Eastern and Western psychology do subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when I post new videos every Wednesday. so if you wonder about self identity …

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