Philosophy

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Unmasking Ourselves: Understanding Why We Act Differently Around Different People

The Many Masks We Wear: A Dive into Our Social Chameleons Ever caught yourself acting one way with your family, but completely different when you’re out with your mates or in the office? It’s not just you; it’s a universal …

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The Enigmatic Traveller: A Tale of Simplicity and Presence

Amid the hum of daily life, dominated by the incessant pings of notifications and the blue glow of screens, a story emerges from the airwaves of Triple J that captivates and intrigues. Hosts Pip and Dee regale their listeners with …

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Embracing the Cocoon Stage: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Transformation

In the tapestry of life, there are periods marked by visible achievements and outward progression. However, nestled between these vibrant threads are the quieter, less conspicuous phases that are equally vital to our personal growth and evolution. Among these is …

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Navigating Life’s Uncertainties: Embracing Stoicism and Buddhism in the Modern World Through the Lens of Spider-Man

In the realm of superhero cinema, profound life philosophies are often hidden beneath layers of action and fantasy. One such gem can be found in the recent Spider-Man films, specifically through the character MJ, portrayed with compelling nuance by Zendaya. …

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L’esprit de l’escalier: The Wit We Discover in Retrospect

In the labyrinth of human interaction, there lies a curious phenomenon, known elegantly in French as “L’esprit de l’escalier,” or “staircase wit.” It is a term that elegantly encapsulates the poignant irony of intellectual hindsight – the perfect riposte or …

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The Great New Year’s Eve Showdown: Who Reigns Supreme in the Social Media Arena?

As the year draws to a close, a dazzling contest unfolds not on the streets, but in the digital realm of social media. The burning question: Who’s mastering New Year’s Eve, and who has the compelling photos to stake their …

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Minds Entwined: The Philosophical Correspondence Between Descartes and Princess Elizabeth

The correspondence between René Descartes and Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia is a unique intellectual dialogue that transcends time. Their letters, rich in philosophical insight, defy the conventional boundaries of their era, particularly considering their age difference and societal norms. Who …

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Navigating New Year’s Resolutions with Alan Watts: The Art of Subtle Change

The tradition of New Year’s resolutions is deeply embedded in many cultures, offering a yearly ritual for fresh starts, personal reflection, and an opportunity to recommit to growth. However, when viewed through the philosophy of Alan Watts, a British philosopher …

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Discovering Wisdom Through Challenges: My Encounter with Don Juan Matus’ Teachings

Recently, I had the opportunity to catch up with an old friend. As we exchanged stories about our recent life experiences, I shared a challenging situation I had faced recently. Surprisingly, my friend likened my experience to the teachings of …

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