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

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


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


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

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?

Exercise for Intellectuals

It is commonly believed that cultivating one’s mind intellectually also means neglecting one’s body physically. However, in Ancient Greece, intellectuals like Socrates believed that a healthy mind and a healthy body went hand in hand. In this spirit, The School of Life presents a set of exercises for intellectuals, focusing on the four key areas … Read more

LITERATURE – Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist . She was born in 1775 at Steventon, Hampshire and died in 1817 at Winchester, United Kingdom. Her novels tell us about in the following, first let your lover educate you. Second, We shouldn’t stop judging people; but we have to judge more carefully. Third, take money seriously. And … Read more

How to Get Angry a Lot

It can be so easy to get caught up in all of the negative things around you and feel angry about anything and everything. It’s easy to look at the world as though everything is out to get you and nothing is worth being happy about. Comparing yourself to others in all aspects of your … Read more


We all have different ideas about manners. Many cultures across the world showcase unique rituals in their everyday lives. The details become far more interesting when we take in an depth look at how manners shape our perception and the world in which we live. Take a step forward and discover yourself. Key Takeaways: Looked … Read more

PHILOSOPHY – René Descartes

Rene Descartes was a famous philosopher. He came up with the phrase “I think, therefore I am.” he was a very logical person. He wanted to find the truth without help from anyone else. He had a very clear thinking and thought all human error stemmed from our own ignorance and errors in thinking.