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Do we starve the soul if we feed the body?

Do we starve the soul if we feed the body?

By on April 3, 2019

I’ve been having a lot of questions lately. Do we starve the soul if we feed the body? That is, if we constantly satisfy our body with delicious food, stimulating coffee, and whatever feels good physically, do we shift the attention away from our soul? Can we do both? Do we shift our focus away […]

Money and Happiness (Part 1)

Money and Happiness (Part 1)

By on January 25, 2019

How much we spend to how happy we feel ratio Sell everything you got and move into a tent somewhere on the government land. That would defiantly do the job of freeing yourself from the material, but then you may be miserable. What this blog entry is about is how to find happiness without spending […]

We Exist Online

We Exist Online

By on July 3, 2017

Our Identity Online It’s crazy, it’s abnormal, it’s kind of scary, but yet so common and welcomed. Most of us today exist online. We have crafted this virtual identity that defines us. A page, a profile, a link to who we are that others can look at and understand what we do, what we like, what […]

My Phone is my Prison

My Phone is my Prison

By on December 28, 2016

It’s Time to LIVE Do you think about the amount of time we waste? The time we spend scrolling through intriguing Facebook feed, playing never-ending Candy Crush, or cleverly composing our brilliant hash tags for Instagram that don’t get us more followers. How many hours? How many weeks? How many years do we waste? All that time […]

Side Effects of Watching Violent TV Shows

Side Effects of Watching Violent TV Shows

By on September 16, 2016

Is TV violence bad? In one of the previous posts we talked about how violent TV shows and video games have become increasingly popular over the last decade. Researchers in University of Michigan came to a collective conclusion that,  “exposure to violent media numbs people to the pain of others.”  (University of Michigan). In essence we […]

Why Are We Always Busy?

Why Are We Always Busy?

By on September 4, 2016

In the post The Dangerous Culture Of Self-Advancement there was a quote,. “The more time we spend focused on ourselves, the less time we have to care about others.” Why do we spend so much time focused on ourselves? We may be working to achieving our goals, taking care of our business, or just accommodating our needs. […]

The Culture Of Self-Advancement

The Culture Of Self-Advancement

By on August 25, 2016

The model “Get rich, hustle hard”, “Become successful”, “Get to the top”, “Get famous”. How often do you hear this today? In Why Is This Happening, we talked about how many societies promote competition and self-advancement. Does that  relate to our growing decrease in empathy and sympathy for one another because we become so self-absorbed in our own progress? […]

Is There a Decline in Human Qualities?

Is There a Decline in Human Qualities?

By on August 22, 2016

Some statistics In the previous post we talked about the effects of technology on our ability to understand feelings of another. However the deteriorating effect of our human qualities by the technology, media, and violent video games goes far beyond that. “According to a comprehensive study from the University of Michigan, we care about others 40 % […]

Is the Decrease in Empathy due Technology Real?

Is the Decrease in Empathy due Technology Real?

By on August 22, 2016

Empathy vs Sympathy Part of the Emotional Intelligence talked about in the previous post is having empathy. Empathy means that you understand and share the feelings of another. It is different from sympathy because being sympathetic means you are aware of another in a time of trial, and show pity to them. Sympathy is being kind […]

The Importance of  Physical Interaction

The Importance of Physical Interaction

By on August 19, 2016

The effect of less human interaction In the previous post “Where is Your Trust” we talked about how we engage in the public realm much less and the effects that that has on our trust for each other. However, this growing detachment from real physical social interaction has far greater effects. Sounds a bit extreme at first, but think about it, […]