When your guilty conscience is your enemy, Ayn Rand & the tension between the moral values and the capitalistic values that define us.
A breakdown of the motivations for the things that we do, and which category we should be focusing most on in order to start living inspired lives.
For my readers. With & a high five, Ash.
A critical lo at how the language you have available to you inevitably affects how you perceive the world. It’s deep–hold on to your hats.
A no-nonsense lo at the education system’s hidden agenda–why we’re being taught what to think, instead of how to think, and how this affects not only us, but the bigger picture at hand. Put on your thinking caps for this one. (P.S. Please don’t egg my house if this makes you angry.)
We’ve got a /hate relationship with the word “success”–by standard definition, it’s measured as a black & white outcome, but perhaps that’s the wrong way to go about it.
A rendezvous with culture shock in Costa Rica–how can we determine right or wrong, if we’re judging using a separate set of rules for truth?
At what point did productivity become worth dying for? At what point did we stop feeling, and just start doing? At what point did our lives turn into a never-ending assembly , where the work is never done and we are never done? And at what point did we become ay with it?
Is the battle for self-improvement an elusive one?
The distinction between desires versus dreams, and why it’s important to remember which is which.
A career is a glorified version of a job–you aren’t the product of the tasks you perform, but rather, the experiences you’ve had. You are not your career.
Common “absolute truths,” such as our version of what an education should lo like, a good job should lo like or even a good person should lo like are all just one mo of reality and as such, aren’t absolute at all.
A letter to my future self where I ask some big, life-changing questions–are the things I ultimately expect out of life in with my actions today?
There’s no such thing as luck, and if you’re banking your life on getting lucky, you might as well plan for the worst. In terms of lifestyle design, the word “design” implies “iberate intention.” So if you want control over yours, it’s time to get up, get out there, and BE DELIBERATE AND INTENTIONAL.
Think critically about the things you do in your everyday life–does everything you do actually make sense, or do you do it just because that’s the way it’s always been done? I argue that it’s an unfortunate case of the latter.
Do people tell you that you should be realistic? That you’ll need to join the real world someday? That your ideas will never work out because of x, y and z? Check out the uber popular guest post I wrote for Free Pursuits.
“I got dealt a crappy hand of cards” is not a valid excuse for your circumstances; you’re in control of you. Bluff your way right into a royal flush.
A hardcore tongue-in-cheek lo at what your life will lo like upon entering the corporate world. Reader beware: This one’s harsh.
A fun, sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek list of indications you might be an unconventional thinker. My favorite is still number one!