101 SAVED IDEAS
Being a high achiever with impressive external accomplishments doesn't necessarily translate into fulfilment and true self-worth.
The lack of self-love or low self-esteem is central to any mental or emotional distress that makes us unhappy. We feel separated from the true Self (the Source) whether we are aware of it or not.
You are far greater than your ego, but your ego does get in the way. Not that your ego is the enemy. The ego helps you to realise your greatness and break the illusion of separation.
Becoming aware that "something is missing" is a developmental stage (self-actualisation) that comes when the lower-level needs have been met. When you reach this level of development, you have to turn inwards for further development. You have to connect with your true Self, which means you are dissolving your ego.
Reaching an outcome is one thing, but if you don't feel fulfilled, you might be on the wrong path that will not lead you towards the next level of growth.
According to the existential theoretical framework, your whole purpose in life is to know your greatness or self-transcendence. Your passion, desires, and achievements guide your journey towards your greatness.
Internal satisfaction triumphs over achievements. Focusing on busy work may prevent you from having true joy and fulfilment of work.
Your reality starts with self-love. You feel the lack of love because you feel separated from your true Self. You can realise your greatness by simply loving yourself.
From 1940 to 1942, Victor Frankl was a director of the Neurological Department of the Rothschild Hospital, and from 1946 to 1970 he was the director of Vienna Polyclinic of Neurology.
As the only member of his family to survive the Nazi concentration camps, he developed a theory that individuals can endure hardship and suffering through searching for meaning and purpose.
"Logos" is Greek for meaning, and logotherapy is used to help patients find personal meaning in life.
Viktor Frankl believed humans are motivated by a desire to find meaning in life. He argued that even in the most miserable circumstances, life can have meaning. Viktor Frankl wrote one thing that can't be taken from a person is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances.
One can discover meaning in life by doing the following:
In 1961, psychologist Rollo May, founder of the existential movement in the United States, argued that logotherapy was equivalent to authoritarianism, where the therapist dictates solutions to the patient.
It may be that logotherapy argues that there are always clear solutions to problems and that the therapist's task is to find these. But Viktor Frankl argued that logotherapy really educates the patient to take responsibility.
The availability of experiencing the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter depends on your location.
Those who live in the countries near the equator experience constant temperatures throughout the year where winters and summers are indiscernible due to their position on the outer curve of the earth where it receives constant light from the sun. While areas in the north and south are able to experience the changing of seasons more significantly.
The reason we experience seasons is because of the tilting of the earth towards the sun. How the planet rotates around its axis affects the way we experience the seasons. Such as the summer and winter solstice being our longest and shortest days of the year.
Moreover, other factors also affect the way we experience seasons significantly, therefore the seasons have a wide variety of what we may experience during the year and current location.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around since the 1950s. The original pioneers dreamed of a computer that could perform tasks like humans, such as playing chess or translating languages. But the plans didn't come to fruition, and AI soon fell out of favour.
AI technology continued to improve exponentially over the next few decades. Many organisations now embrace AI as a core element of their business.
Deep learning is just one kind of AI, where AI is loosely inspired by the way our brains work.
Some AIs use advanced statistics to help computers make predictions; others use logic to make deductions about their environment, while others simulate evolution or even swarms of bees to find solutions to difficult problems.
The more advanced AIs can recognise features in images better than us, give expert opinions more reliably than us, and play many games better than us.
But, AI can still not be made with the flexibility and learning capacity of the human brain. Neither do we understand how intelligence arises in humans, making it hard to match AIs with human intelligence.
When you unlock your phone by looking at it, an AI has recognised your face. AIs check for fraud every time you buy something online, monitor your online shopping behaviour, suggest news stories that you are more likely to be interested in, and answer questions in online help desks.
AIs can compose music, design buildings, and paint artworks.
AI is created to help us and should not be feared. Like all future technologies, we need to ensure that it is used responsibly.
When a person is suffering from depression or other anxiety and stress-related disorders, the tendency is to apply one experience to all future experiences, due to an overly negative outlook. This is known as overgeneralization and can worsen one's mental condition.
Example: If a person fumbles during a public speech, he or she can think that they will never speak in public now without fumbling again, and create a self-impression that they are not good at public speaking.