How to Truly Increase Your Intelligence

In the western world intelligence is indicative of status. It all began in ancient Greece. Philosophers of the time theorized that certain political figures were of inherent intelligence and should be trusted solely to be in charge of political affairs since the common man was not intelligent enough to cast a well-informed ballot. This philosophy … Continue reading How to Truly Increase Your Intelligence

We Are, Therefore I am: Examining our Definition of the Self

Source: Aeon According to Ubuntu philosophy, which has its origins in ancient Africa, a newborn baby is not a person. People are born without ‘ena’, or selfhood, and instead must acquire it through interactions and experiences over time. So the ‘self’/‘other’ distinction that’s axiomatic in Western philosophy is much blurrier in Ubuntu thought. As the … Continue reading We Are, Therefore I am: Examining our Definition of the Self

How You Sabotage Your Attempts to Be Successful and How to Stop

Monday I laid in bed face-up towards the ceiling. I was in my existentialist depression again. The lack of sunlight and frigid temperatures that awaited me outside only exacerbated the desire to stay where I lay. Where it was warm. Is it worth getting up? Is it worth the 15 minute hike to the train … Continue reading How You Sabotage Your Attempts to Be Successful and How to Stop

Are You Actually an Introvert?

“Hmm.” I replied clearly indicating how puzzled I was at my friends comment. Her eyes sparkled with intrigue and fascination, her body language indicated her deep engagement, and her energy levels were disproportionately higher than mine. She showed all the symptoms of a textbook extrovert. However she admitted, point blank, that she believed her-self to … Continue reading Are You Actually an Introvert?