By the day we’ve been born, we keep learning new things. At first, we learn how to talk and how to walk. As soon as we’ve grown up a little more we learn how to imagine, how to communicate our thoughts, and how to express our feelings. — all these learnings are considered as innate abilities. Of course, this process happens unconsciously, no one takes you by the hand to show you how to exhibit your love or how to dream.
Most of us, tend to separate the word “skill ”from “ability”. An ability is something that you learn but…
No matter how old or how young we are there is at least one time in our lives we had the epiphany that our time is limited. This realization may have resulted after a loss of a loved person which we experienced or may have come as a sequence of an open-minding anniversary that we celebrated.
Another realization came to the surface when I was reflecting that the earth was formed around 4.54 billion years ago, whereas a human’s life in the best case scenario reaches 90 years. It’s evident we are so insignificant. …
A narrative is a coherence of beliefs that creates a story in our minds. We use these stories to shape our realities. According to Owen Flanagan, a leading consciousness researcher: “Evidence strongly suggests that humans in all cultures come to cast their own identity in some sort of narrative form. We are inveterate storytellers.”
We create stories. Culture is a product of the cohesion of hundreds of little stories, an assemblage of hundreds of narratives.
There are many examples of narratives. Racism is a classic phenomenon that derives from “non-healthy” narratives. Patriarchy was one of them but it has faded…
The world is governed by invisible forces that our human senses can’t conceive. For instance, from all types of radiation, only the sun’s radiation is detected by the humans' eyes. It’s evident by now, after so many years of technological and scientific evolution, that we can’t know everything. We only see a small amount from all the things that really exist out there.
However, despite our innate lack of understanding, we also have some weird and unexplainable differences among each other. Some people can see things in a different way than others do.
Let’s take as an example a mathematical…
Warning: If you read this and you don’t do something to change, you may find yourself feeling more guilty than before reading that.
“Be yourself”. This is the most common phrase-advice in the self-improvement industry. But what does “be yourself” or “be authentic” supposed to mean? “Be authentic to what exactly?” — This thought was blowing up my mind throughout my adolescence.
Since I was a teenager, as I was coming up with my own identity, I was concerned about my personality. I was a shy person with social anxiety, not confident enough to believe in myself. Not a few…
“Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon — laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution — these can lift at a colossal humbug — push it a little — weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. “ Mark Twain,
Have you wondered why people are so serious? Then, what was the cause that made the Joker come with this question?
We are raised in a world in which we are supposed to always be, look, and behave perfectly. We have…
“To define is to limit.” Oscar Wilde
We go through our lives searching for something important such as an identity, a purpose, a meaning. What we essentially are trying, is to give a definition to our simplistic human existence.
Within our lives, we give definitions regarding social roles, such as being a mum, a businessman, an athlete, or considering our personality’s traits, such as confidence, fun, or seriousness.
The tendency to label ourselves stems from our desire to become distinguished from others. Thus, we create a sense of unique identity.
However, within this tendency lies a paradox; when you try…
I really enjoyed reading your philosophical approach of "self". I also resonate with the idea of awaking again our inner child we innately possess. Good work! Thanks you for sharing Chris!
Dear Fellow Writer,
I’ll be brutally honest with you. I don’t want to read your stories anymore. Yeah, you heard me. Every second that passes and each mental calorie I burn to read your stuff, you win. I lose.
With Medium changing its algorithm, and the outburst of Newsbreak those events are casting an obscure reality into our community. Readers became scarce and views are by now saturated, hence the money.
This gloomy reality forces me, each day it passes, to become more envious of your published story.
At first, I cherished all of you. I swear I did. But…
The difference between a human and an animal is that the first one can learn to control his instincts(evolutionary psychology). However when there's an entire culture (the consumerist) that all day long hits you in your instinctual responses how is it possible to escape?
Great article and delivery. I love Oscar Wilde and the way you connected his quote with your message was very compelling. Great work.
I’m an upcoming dentist. I love writing about the psychology of confidence. I also enjoy approaching life in a philosophical but still logical way.