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The concept of self-help still dominates the mainstream. However, we cannot continue along our current path. We are at a place where either the system collapses or a new paradigm arises.


It appears that we are moving towards a new paradigm where we embrace the whole instead of only the parts - where the relationship is at the front instead of the individual.

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Worrying is an all-in-all bad deal, but it is difficult to stop ourselves using sheer willpower.

Certain approaches can help:

  1. Acceptance and commitment therapy(ACT) focuses on accepting the worry and not getting consumed by it.
  2. Mindfulness builds a positive force inside our mind and keeps us emotionally strong.
  3. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) tries to change our worry and how it affects us using logic and evidence to counter its claims.
  4. Steady breathing or progressive muscle relaxation helps in putting the body at ease and reduces the grip of worry on the mind.

Epicureans developed the "Four-Part Remedy" to help them find solace and escape existential and spiritual pain.

  1. Don't fear God. Everything is just atoms. The afterlife will be nothingness.
  2. Don't worry about death. With no body, there is no desire, no suffering, no discontent.
  3. What is good is easy to get. Pleasure comes from basic biological desires required to keep us alive. Anything more complicated just creates pain.
  4. What is hard is easy to endure. We're seldom hungry for long.

Information is great and mostly positive, but it still has its limitations.

It can be helpful to research a possible disease you're waiting to hear back from your doctor. But knowing more may not make you feel better about it. It can make you feel worse.

Sidney Skolsky made the first documented use of "Oscar" as a nickname for the statuette in a 1934 New York Daily News article, but his assertion that he coined the nickname is still in doubt.

Many claim that during Walt Disney's Academy Award acceptance speech for Three Little Pigs in 1934, Disney referred to the statuette as his little "Oscar". It was then already a well-established nickname but the first time the name was used in a positive light.

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