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The generic state of being

The generic state of being

Eventually, we want to find ourselves in the usual position to effortlessly cooperate with creative and happy strangers.

We want open conversation and have other people point out errors in our thinking and in the conversation we have with ourselves.


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The physiology of depression

The physiology of depression

Depression will tend to produce depressive thoughts, and the depressive thoughts will tend to feed back on the state.

People may lose their commitment to doing everything that is good to do. You may have to push yourself to exercise and socialise and do things that you may not want to do. Y...


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Well-being is a skill we can practice

Well-being is a skill we can practice

Most of what people care about can be considered a skill. For example, well-being is a skill; not suffering is a skill; noticing and regulating your emotions is a skill.

Start to practice the skill of mindfulness, which is learning to notice the nature of your experience wi...


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How to change the story you tell yourself

Use gratitude. For example, when you're on your way to a job you don't like, and you're frustrated, you can think of all the negative things that could happen to you, and if you could just return to this moment, you would be thankful.

Nothing about your reality change, but reframing...


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The power of framing

Anxiety feels very similar to excitement. You feel these tingles. But the difference is the story you tell yourself. For example, you experience these feelings as excitement on a rollercoaster, but when you have an interview or are about to walk out on stage, you may...


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I love creating music, coffee, and film. Always strive for perfection.

Sam Harris gives an inspirational talk on overcoming anxiety & depression.


In-Between Zone

The state of mind that exists in between open and closed.

Signs you’re in the In-Between zone:

  • In practicing mindful communication, eventually we ask ourselves: what exactly causes me to switch from open to closed and then open again?
  • We fin...

Moving out of our comfort zone

The more challenging we find it to talk to strangers, the more we will grow in that area when we take action, and the easier it will become.

When we challenge ourselves and move out of our comfort zone, we experience personal growth.

Why Conversations Last Longer Than Expected

About 70 percent of people want an ongoing conversation to end earlier than it does, even with friends and loved ones. Whatever the length, a conversation never ends when we want it to end. We don’t normally be upfront about this and say it on the other person’s face, mainly to be polite and not ...

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