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Life is full of paradoxes, and anything and everything that we hope for or desire only leads to more anxiety and stress, creating new problems for us.
We can be content. But it's not simple. To understand why we seem to be constantly dissatisfied with ourselves and the world, we must understand some basic psychological principles.
We are not anxious when bad things happen, but during the phase when we are unsure of what will happen. The Unpredictability, and the moment of darkness, when things can go in any direction is when we feel our lack of control.
To be in control of our lives we create routines, organize ourselves around a few known skills, or ideologies.
The Paradox we face is that if we are seeking too much change in life, we feel out of control, and if we pursue too much stability, our lives become dull and boring.
Self-discipline and smart habits take us out of this paradox, so we can pursue stability and change at the same time.
A relationship is always in the doldrums as it is swinging to one of the two extremes: no care, or too much care.
Things go wrong when we:
This can be solved by striking a balance: don't neglect your partner but also don't neglect yourself.
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When most people think of philosophy, they believe philosophers simply argue about arguing. Philosophy is viewed as impractical and irrelevant to current issues.
"Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don’t know."
Philosophy is examining our understanding of reality and knowledge. Philosophy consists of three major branches:
When you order your thoughts into a coherent belief system, you are engaging in philosophy. To criticize philosophy, you must rely on philosophy.
Real commitment is implementing the decisions made, even during a struggling phase of life.
One's purpose should be clearly defined and acted upon without hesitation. Research shows that if you hesitate for even a few seconds when you feel inspired to do something, your chances of doing it drop DRAMATICALLY even after 2-4 seconds.
Our inner Demons, or inner voices, make us do irrational, stupid and selfish things, based out of fear.
We hide and distract ourselves from our inner voice, which is nothing but our fear and ...
Some of our common 'demons' are:
Our inner demons lead us to negatively judge ourselves, further leading to avoiding that judgment, and eventually starting the internal self-destruction, if the negative downward spiral is left unchecked.