When philosophy seems pessimistic …

Philosophy centers on asking big questions: such as where we came from, where we are meant to go (if anywhere) and how best…

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How thinking about negative truths can stimulate positive thoughts
Oct22

How thinking about negative truths can stimulate positive thoughts

Our mind often keeps us dissatisfied by looking at those who have more than us. Though such a vision can foster ambition, …

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How to go beyond denying and dreading death
May05

How to go beyond denying and dreading death

We often live in denial of death. Of course, if asked directly, we will admit, “I will die one day.” But that admission rings…

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Contemplating death — life-denying or life-affirming?
Apr27

Contemplating death — life-denying or life-affirming?

We, as a society, live largely in denial of death. Those who contemplate death are often deemed life-denying and hope-sapping…

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Death is meant to point to enlightenment, not be a plot point in entertainment
May11

Death is meant to point to enlightenment, not be a plot point in entertainment

Death is one of life’s most sobering realities, being the irreversible closing of curtains on our present lifetime.  Before…

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We talk frequently about death without actually talking about death
Dec18

We talk frequently about death without actually talking about death

“Ten things to do before you die” – such lists are often found in self-help circles. Most readers, however, focus on the things…

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