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Hermann Hesse on Perception

Posted on October 1st, 2016.

In Hermann Hesse's Demian, the protagonist Sinclair experiences an enlightening moment where he feels once again alive and can see vibrancy and levity in the world around him. He realizes there are certain mysteries of life that will remain unsolved and greater than ourselves. Oftentimes we try so hard, with all our might and...

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Tucker Max on the Entrepreneur Trap

Posted on September 29th, 2016.

It’s easy to delude yourself that being an entrepreneur or “CEO” is part of your identity. The title brings meaning to your life and provides social proof that makes you feel good and fulfilled. Observe all the people wearing wannabe entrepreneur swag (e.g. t-shirts that proclaim “I’M CEO B*TCH!” are a...

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Kahlil Gibran on Morality

Posted on September 27th, 2016.

We each have the potential for the greatest of evils just as we do for the greatest of good. Even the most heinous criminals and terrorists are manifestations of our own potential to do wrong. Kahlil Gibran in The Prophet: Oftentimes have I heard you speak of one who commits a wrong as though he were not one of you, but a stranger unto...

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Find Your Escape Velocity

Posted on September 8th, 2016.

Always feel like I’m on the run Feel guilty when I’m having fun Only work seems to turn me on Burning out, and I’ve just begun Brain won’t stop, chase the clock Race to the top take it all —Manafest, “The Chase” We chase after illusions, these states of desire that have been imprinted on us by the expectations of society, parents, peers...

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The Competition Trap

Posted on August 29th, 2016.

In competition, it’s easy to look down on the traditional incumbents or the latest wave of speculators entering the market with disdain, hatred and bitterness. You point your finger and sneer at everything they do. Of course, you’re better than those idiots. You believe that their every move is in direct reaction to your...