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Spreading the Word: Why Human Affairs Are Unpredictable

This Friday I share with you an audio recording of a lecture on the unpredictability inherent to human affairs. This lecture was given in the 70s by philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre. It is a 1 hour audio and will require focused attention, but it is well worth it. MacIntyre talks in a clear manner and throws …

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Culture of Instructions?

What are instructions good for? To present a clear set of actions to follow to attain a certain goal. For example, if I want to successfully assemble any piece of IKEA furniture, I need instructions. Which part goes where and in what order. If I want to learn to drive a car, I need instructions. …

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Spreading the Word: Creativity and Uncertainty

This Friday I share with you a short video on the relationship between creativity and uncertainty, and what neuroscience has to say about it. A lot of interesting and illuminating insights offered in a clear language by a neuroscientist Beau Lotto. What can feel more uncertain than the state of not knowing? And yet, "Creativity …

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Searching for a ‘Something’: Imaginary Dialogue

Today's regular post is a little bit different. It is a small piece of creative writing I did. One evening, not so long ago, I felt a need to express something but wasn't entirely sure what. That is how this imaginary dialogue was created. I hope you enjoy reading it and that it resonates with …

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Spreading the Word: Mind-Body Unity

This Friday I share with you a short video on the mind-body unity. It is a hugely important and vastly underestimated truth about us, humans - we are not simply minds in machines, our bodies are not just tools attached to the brain, we are, each of us, a complex unity of a constant mind-body …

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It Is OK to Feel Good

Photo by Evie Shaffer from Pexels It is OK to feel good. Sounds so obvious and self-explanatory that one doesn't need to be reminded of it. Of course, it is OK to feel good, who doubts that? Who doesn't know that? Well, at times some of us forget about it. I know it from experience.  It happens when …

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Spreading the Word: New Research on Emotions

This Friday I share with you a fascinating TED talk on emotions. In it, the neuroscientist and professor of psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett talks about the latest research and findings on the nature of our emotions. Where do they come from, what they are, to what extent we can control them, and more. Frankly, I …

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Unexpected Importance of Small Things

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."Thorin from "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien What sort of things do you pay attention to? Are they the big, the loud, and the colourful? We all have filters that regulate what gets our attention and what …

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