On False Modesty

July 30, 2016 0

There is an often unspoken dictum that states that we should never talk about our own accomplishments and our own virtues. That we should be humble, deflect compliments, and never really take them seriously. That […]

Our Misguided Notions About Death

March 17, 2016 0

Frequently, I’m put into an uncomfortable situation concerning death. A friend of a friend will die, and this person who I’m talking to will be understandably upset. They’ve been conditioned to believe that death is […]

What Complaining Really Means

March 12, 2016 0

I actually remember the last time that I complained to anyone with the express purpose of making them feel sorry for me. It was about a year and a half ago, from the time of […]

No One Is Happy

March 2, 2016 0

You’ll notice that most of the people that do actually look you in the eyes (and there aren’t many anymore), aren’t really there. They might come to life if you kicked them in the shins, […]

37 of the Best Books For Increasing Your Willpower

January 21, 2016 0

Congratulations. You’ve just found one of the best resources for improving your self-discipline and willpower that you’ll find anywhere online. This stuff excites me. It’s part of the reason that I read at least a […]