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Are we happier than the medieval poor?

April 24th, 2018 No Comments

The topic on happiness is an elusive one; much has been said and discussed but I have not found a truly conclusive argument from them.


The Last Alchemist (Part 2) – How To Find Your Passion

August 23rd, 2012 2 Comments

When I visit local bookstores, I can’t help but to notice the numerous books on how to seek the purpose of life, how to make life meaningful and how to rekindle the fire within. Even though I am into the ‘everything is meaningless’ camp (click here for the post), as a gap filler, I guess the […]

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The last alchemist

August 23rd, 2012 2 Comments

Does the end justify the means or does the means justify the end?   How would one decide?

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Be attentive

August 2nd, 2012 2 Comments

One of the books that I got through abebooks.com is a gem called Improv Wisdom by Patricia Madson. From Wikipedia: “Improvisational theatre, also known simply as improv, is a form of performance art… Some of the basic skills improvisation teaches actors are to listen and be aware of the other players, to have clarity in communication, […]

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Be Average

June 26th, 2012 No Comments

I’m not dead yet even though the blog may seem so. You see, for the past two months or so, I was studying for some exams. Thank goodness I passed them all today. Before I continue with my main points, ( just to make the blog seemingly long enough), I was previously recommended by an American […]

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The Vipassana Meditation & The Quietest Room in the World

April 14th, 2012 No Comments

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”  “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.   “I don’t much care where–” said Alice.  “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.  “–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as […]

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Part 3: The pursuit of happiness

May 10th, 2011 1 Comment

We talked about how consciousness determines our level of happiness with the good news that we, for the first time, can control the input, i.e. our attention. (Click here for Part 1).  That our attention can be invested in either enjoyable activities or pleasurable activities (Click here for Part 2). By definition, only enjoyable activities […]

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Part 2: The pursuit of happiness

May 6th, 2011 No Comments

If it follows that on average life is a mere 185 billions bits of information (Click here for the post), how would you have planned out your journey? (Note that of this amount, roughly a good 15%  is spent on daily tasks like eating, dressing etc). So we are left with 157 billions of it. Rightly or […]

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Part 1:The pursuit of happiness

May 2nd, 2011 No Comments

We are usually mesmerized by the term ‘subconscious’ as it implies a sense of mysticism and unreachable domain. We amuse ourselves with dreams, psychic power and the likes. But what about consciousness? What is consciousness really?

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