How to Overcome Shyness

Because shyness can grip us in such powerful ways, it’s tempting to think of it as an immutable part of our emotional make-up…

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Who We Can Love

One of the strangest things about relationships is that we’re not free to feel attracted to just anyone. We tend to have very…

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How to Make a Country Rich

Most of what we call ‘politics’ really revolves around the question of what you need to do to make a country richer. Rather…

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HISTORY OF IDEAS – Wabi-sabi

When it comes to what things look like, the Western world is obsessed by perfection, by symmetry, and ideal proportion. This is a…

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Confidence

What often distinguishes fulfilled from unfulfilled lives is an ingredient that’s not part of the educational curriculum, and that can sound vague, silly,…

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How To Forgive

It can be so hard to forgive because – so often – we simply are in the right and the scale of the…

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Not Liking One’s Looks

Is it better this way, or that way? It’s horrible whichever way. It’s not very respectable, really to feel frustrated with one’s appearance….

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Procrastination

You might know me from somewhere. I’m always nervous that I won’t have enough time to do my work. I just want to…

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