The island nation of Japan has retained its ancient traditions and philosophies. Even though today it is a shining beacon of modernity and technological prowess the remnants of its ancient culture have a lot to offer regarding wisdom. Providing a change of perspective, Japanese culture is very attuned spiritually and offers new perspectives for those
That morning when I killed myself, I woke up. I made myself breakfast in bed. I added salt and pepper to my eggs and used my toast for a cheese and bacon sandwich. I squeezed a grapefruit into a juice glass. I scraped the ashes from the frying pan and rinsed the butter off the counter.
What is the true reason behind the 40-hour work week? Economic slavery, or wage slavery, refers to one’s total and immediate dependence on wages to survive. Although people throughout history have had to work to get by, we now live in a culture where we are led to believe we have economic freedom, when unbeknownst to
It’s only love that can make us really happy. To learn to feel it and share it with everyone around, all of us sometimes need to fundamentally change various aspects of our lives. Thankfully, it’s possible to turn for help here to well-known blogger Mark Chernoff, who suggests 30 simple steps that can really change you and your perception of the world. 1. Start spending time with
Love is the most complicated thing in the world. Artists are the most eccentric people. So when artists fall in love, the passion must be special, beautiful and somewhat melodramatic. With feelings so strong and minds dazed, we guess their love stories are the greatest. Meet artists Marina Abramovic. In the 1970s, Marina and her
In order to thrive as humans we must learn from each other. We don’t have all the time in the world to make all the mistakes. That’s why we need to “eat” from the “fruit” other people give to the world, produced through their lifetime of trail and error, experimenting and learning. This “fruit” is
5 Pondering the unknown with the world’s most famous scientist Though he was the most famous scientist of his time, Albert Einstein knew we could never fully understand the workings of the world within the limitations of the human mind. Experiencing the universe as a harmonious whole, he encouraged the use of intuition to solve
Marina Chapman’s life story is one that is so extreme, so inconceivable, that many find it difficult to believe. Kidnapped from her family at a young age, abandoned in the perilous Colombian jungle, befriended by a troop of reticent primates, and now, decades later, revealed in a best-selling memoir – Marina’s story stands as a radical case of
Orchard Elementary School in South Burlington, Vermont, has just made the decision to stop issuing kids homework. “It’s true,” confirmed principal Mark Trifilio. “We just went to being a homework-free school this year.” It seems strange, to think kids would be better off without that extra study, but there isn’t much research to suggest little
There are many problems that can be cured but not many decide to take an initiative. There is a saying that ‘Charity begins at home’, but do we really follow it? Here I have something that would inspire you as an individual. The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability company is founded by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, was declared on December 1, 2015.