Day: November 23, 2016

Happiness From a State of Flow

“…happiness is not something that happens. It is not the result of good fortune or random chance. It is not something that money can buy or power command. It does not depend on outside events, but, rather, on how we interpret them. Happiness, in fact, is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and […]

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Knowledge is Power Only When You Can Use It

“… knowledge is powerful only when it is applied appropriately, and thought is powerful only when it can utilize a large and accurate base of knowledge.” Diane Halpern, in her book Thought and Knowledge, strikes upon a notion also present in Isaac Newtons famous quote—”If I have seen further, it is by standing on the […]

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How Your Personality Interacts With The Environment

Malcolm Gladwell, a writer for the New Yorker and author of 5 New York Times Best Sellers, digs into the nature of personality in the Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference: “[Character] isn’t what we think it is or, rather, what we want it to be. It isn’t a stable, easily […]

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Thinking Fast and Slow

“When you are asked what you are thinking about, you can normally answer. You believe you know what goes on in your mind, which often consists of one conscious thought leading in an orderly way to another. But that is not the only way the mind works, nor indeed is that the typical way. Most […]

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