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Things I’ve Realized

Contents: Everything Is OK This is, by far, the most important realization I’ve ever had. On a personal level – everything is definitely OK. If you are ever so lucky to feel this in your bones, and lose it, don’t worry, you’ll find it again and again. If you’ve never felt this, you most certainly can. The…

But Then?

2023 is a year of important paralysis. Urges to express are defeated by a question: “why?”. Having no good answer, I decline. Between 2020 and 2023, my “why” was unraveling the yarn of my life. Looking to dissect myself, only to finally realize there was nobody there. From this position, what more is there to…

K I’m Done

100 something essays later… My aim with this blog: to “know myself” and “help people suffer less”. I feel good about the first part – the journey to “know myself” is now quite alive, and will carry on as long as I do. As for “help people suffer less”, I never really knew what to…

What *IS* Wisdom?

“Wisdom is one of the grandest and oddest words out there, so lofty it doesn’t sound like something one could ever consciously strive to be. Nevertheless, it deserves to be an aspiration.” Alain de Botton “Wisdom is one of those qualities that is difficult to define—because it encompasses so much—but which people generally recognize when…

Hello? Can We Agree, Wisdom’s Missing?

“A crisis of wisdom as the defining crisis of our time? This diagnosis, and from a scientist and scholar at that, is unusual. Science, psychology and even the multitude of modern and postmodern therapies and social practices, have not been able to fill the vacuum.” Thomas Steininger “Who wants to be wise anymore? People want…

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