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As Robert Greene says, “THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS. The human brain requires lengthy exposure to a discipline, which allows for complex skills to become deeply embedded and frees the mind up for actual creative activity. The desire to find shortcuts makes one eminently unsuited for any kind of mastery.” Using […]


If your expectations are too unrealistic, then you will only make yourself unhappy. Don’t be angry or resentful. Life is not always fair. Accept the situation for the time being. Instead of bemoaning your fate, consider instead how you can be of service and make a contribution. You cannot force […]

THE POWER OF ALTRUISM…D Brooks NY Times, winnegrad

Western society is built on the assumption that people are fundamentally selfish. Machiavelli gave us influential philosophies built on human selfishness. Freud gave us a psychology of selfishness of children. Classical economics adopts a model that says people are primarily driven by material self-interest. Political science assumes that people are […]