The Faulty Walnut, your Brain.

Our brains are really amazing things. We trust them a lot, but these brains, like walnuts, are very frail. Most of the flaws of the walnut are due to evolution. We need to have skepticism regarding that walnut at the top of our skull. The walnut is not good at figuring out why it is … Read more

There is no Safety

One of the deepest longings human beings have is for safety. Yet, even though we always strive for safety, we are very fragile and can be gone in a matter of moments. So, the struggle is something that might seem in vain. In the end, erosion and high entropy destroys everything. Nothing promises safety and … Read more

How to Forgive

Forgiveness is something that all human beings are faced with some time in life. It is a choice we must make. We can hold grudges over people and give up on them. That is the easy way. There are other ways to handle it. When people behave in bad ways, it tends to be because … Read more

PHILOSOPHY: Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant was an amazing philosopher. He tried to work out how human beings could be good and kind outside of religious traditions. That basically means if people can be good at the being level and not at the intellect. His family was deeply religious and also very strict. He realized a lot about how … Read more

Behind INSEAD’s New (Improved) Career Office

People can take an inside look behind INSEAD’s new and improved career office. Before new students start their classes at INSEAD, they are asked an important question. Are they an explorer, or are they a hunter? Most say that they are an explorer. A typical class at INSEAD has around 500 young professionals in it … Read more

Eight Money Mistakes the Middle Class Keeps Making

There is a difference between being rich and having wealth. Wealth is the abundance of something in such surplus that no conditions can destroy it. Making a lot of money is one thing, getting rich another. Creating wealth, well, that’s what very few people ever learn. You have heard the expression “get rich quick,” but … Read more

A Working Day – Brain Surgeon, Texas

A medical issue at a young age changed this man’s aspirations from being a clown to being a neurosurgeon. His day-to-day experience with life-threatening illnesses gives him a deep appreciation for the brevity and beauty of life. The difficulty of giving painful news to patients and their families is made worth it by all those … Read more

HISTORY: Art

Art has a very high stature in modern societies. But, some people might wonder what the point of art actually is. It is highly valued, but we might wonder what it is all about. It was clear in the past what the point of art was. We need to go back in time to understand … Read more

The Observer Effect and Your Money

In material science, the term eyewitness impact alludes to changes that the demonstration of perception will make on a marvel being watched. Envision, maybe, that you have some bit of programming that records each exchange you make and afterward, once consistently or two, you need to go in and check every exchange as perusing, to … Read more

Transference

Transference is the subconscious transfer of feelings from the past to the present. At the heart of the theory is the idea that our expectations of what other people are like, it dictated by what the people were like in our childhoods, especially our parents. It makes us project qualities on the world around us. … Read more

The Wisdom of Pessimism

There is a wisdom to pessimism. It prepares people for the worst and protects people from being disappointed. We live in a pretty optimistic world, which is a result of business advertising to us. We have lost the wisdom in seeing the glass half empty. We may be taught that pessimism is a bad thing, … Read more

14 Savings Hacks That Don’t Always Work

People employ all sorts of money saving strategies. However, not all are worth the effort. Which strategy is worth your time largely depends on how you value your time and effort involved. Still, there are a lot of ways to waste time and money and not get a bargain after all. It’s important to read … Read more

Finding and Handling Your Money Boundaries

The concept of money boundaries melds financial tactics, subjective values and connections made in a certain lifetime. Consequently, while some folks realize that they can read part of book and gain knowledge even though they may not agree with the entire text, other folks simply claim that same book has no valuable information when they … Read more

Unpaid Taxes and Your Credit

With tax time drawing closer, many people who will owe taxes might be tempted to hide from this unpleasant obligation. That’s a bad idea because, apart from the many ways the IRS can disrupt your life, a tax lien can show up on your credit report. While the IRS won’t report liens to the credit … Read more

How to be an Entrepreneur

Everyone dreams of being a self-made millionaire. But what does it take to get there? Drive, ambition, risk…just to name a few. In a world full of enormous competition, how does someone with a great idea or invention take the next step forward? Let’s have a look and see what we can find. Want to … Read more

Why We Hate Cheap Things

Price plays an important part in our lives. Whether you’re buying a car, home, or computer…price is the most important factor. But why are we programmed to think a higher price equals higher quality? Are we being brainwashed or is there actual science behind this?