The Power to ‘Control’ Your Life

Even as we have gained greater freedom, we are feeling increasingly powerless. No longer does birth absolutely determine the cours…

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The Pleasant and the Better

We, like all animals, seek pleasure and avoid pain. It is a truism – and one we need to learn to handle better. After all, w…

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Personal Growth, Lifestyle Design, and #ecohappy Experimentation

Self-development and personal growth, let alone lifestyle design, do not usually come together with ecological concerns. As descri…

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You Can’t Know Yourself. So, Create Yourself

There are still far too many people just going through life like they are sleepwalking, seeking the easy life of the worker drone/…

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In Your Life, In the World, You’re The One

Our stories shape the way we feel about our role in the world, the basic ideas we come to accept as the way the world functions. Hollywood makes dreams. Bollywood, maybe even more so. Fairy tales aren’t too different. Myths explained what the world was like and why it was like that, and not different. […]

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Personal Development, Not For Records, But For a New Better Normal

Many of the people who are hailed as great examples of personal development and have cult followings online, showing how life could be much better, how you could come to be great – like them – present their elevated status all through grand adventures, world travel and world records, knowledge of languages, and the like. […]

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“Developing,” All Our Countries, All of Us

Working on one’s own personal happiness cannot just be an egotistical pursuit, personal development must be expanded beyond the number of languages you learned or the number of special places you’ve visited if it is to really gain meaning – and in parallel ways, growth and development have been shaping talk and policy about entire […]

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