Re-thinking Resolutions

Re-thinking Resolutions

I’ve never really been into new year’s resolutions. Not because I have anything against resolutions, but because I have never really had any use for them. My approach has always been to action, whatever it is that I’ve wanted to action, as soon as possible. Now, this...
Mistaking symptoms for the problem

Mistaking symptoms for the problem

“My problem is that I get so easily distracted while working.”“I feel anxious about meeting my friends” “The trouble is I always feel like there is something missing in my life.” When diagnosing difficulties in life, you can easily fall into the trap of mistaking...
Walking without touching the ground

Walking without touching the ground

Modernity is obsessed with trying to define the good life. “What is happiness? What is meaning?  Am I living my best-life?” The hope is to come-up with a precise and easily measurable answer that we can put in a box and tie-up with a bow. Our desire for certainty is...
How our roles shape us

How our roles shape us

It has been 50 years since the infamous Standford Prison Experiment. A psychology study organised by Dr. Phil Zimbardo that simulated a prison environment using college students. The study was supposed to last for 2 weeks, but abandoned in 6 days after the ‘guards’...
The Other Half of Life

The Other Half of Life

I recently learnt that there is more genetic difference between two groups of chimpanzees from the same region, than there is between two humans from Western Europe and East Asia. This is quite astonishing when you think about the incredibly different lives humans...
Rushed Living

Rushed Living

More information and choices automatically lead to rushed living, for the supply of your time is fixed. By trying to accommodate every new thing modernity produces, you end up breathless, following the herd as a cognitive shortcut.   Autopilot  Unless you live a...