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The Human Need for Play

Play isn’t just about having fun. Playing teaches kids to take risks. It allows them to see where their boundaries are. When you feel what it’s like to get hurt. You don’t want to hurt someone else. Playing helps…


The Fly and the Tree

A mayfly lives only 24h. The human looks at the fly and thinks “if I had that short of a life I would enjoy every minute.” The Great Basin tree lives 5000 years. The tree looks at the human…


The Circle of Worry

The doctor tells a man that he has to have an operation. Automatically the man starts to worry about it. But since worrying increases his stress hormones and affects his sleep his health gets worse. But the man can’t…


Fear is the Enemy of Freedom

We grow up with our parents telling us to obey the rules or else… The school system tells us to obey the rules or else… Religion and politics tell us to obey the rules or else… Our whole society…

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The Doll in The Window

A little girl grew up in a family that had no money to spare. Everyday, her mom would walk the little girl to school through an alley where there was a doll shop. In the window sat the most…


3 Ways To Gain Wisdom

You can’t teach wisdom. You can find it, you can live it but you can’t communicate and teach it. The word sapien from the term homo sapien (or human) was coined by Carl Linnaeus. The word means wisdom because…


The Disfigured Boy Who Loved Halloween

I’m about half way through a book that I’m reading to my daughter called Wonder. In it, the main character is a little boy named August. He was disfigured since birth and the story is about his journey to…


On Altruism

Altruism means to put someone else’s needs ahead of your own. Are humans born altruistic? Anyone with children will tell you that the answer is no. Children want to possess and cling to things and parents teach them to…


Follow Your Bliss

Don’t be scared to follow the road less travelled. Listen to your inner voice. Don’t let others opinions get to you. Playing small doesn’t serve the world. But start with yourself. If something interests you, go for it. For…


Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

We’ve been conditioned to compare. Someone else has a better house, a better car, they’re more beautiful, they have more money or more charisma. Jealousy is sparked when living in comparison – always thinking someone is higher up the…

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How I Broke a Lifelong Bad Habit

Nail bitting may not seem like a big deal to you but it is to me. I started bitting my nails as a kid. My dad would bite his nails too so I guess I just mimicked him. For…


Live Your Full Potential

We waste around 5 hours a day glued to our phones. We could be 10x more efficient than we are if we gave up all the nonsense some of us feed our brains. Imagine what the world would be…

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Thinking Long Term

Imagine working your whole life on the construction of the Sagrada Família only to know you will never see it’s completion. How different would your mindset be? The successful people I’ve known have all had a long term view.…