Work is where the average person spends more time than anywhere else. As much as we would like to believe we are all family-oriented people, the truth of the matter is that we spend more time at our place of work than anywhere else. So, it would seem that our work areas should be conducive to both comfort and productivity.
A good suspense book can be so painful that you ache to skip to the ending just so you can learn the truth behind the mystery.
But then you find out the friend who gave you the book ripped out the last two chapters. You’re now forced to read through the book and then go to them, begging for release and closure.
Most suspense books are usually mysteries, thrillers, detective whodunit and often horror.
Have you ever caught yourself falling in love with someone you rationally know you really, really, really shouldn’t fall for, but can’t do anything to stop it?
If yes, you’ve experienced the painfully magical emotional state of limerence.
So you find yourself dating a white man or a black woman for the first time, and are wondering what to expect. At least in the United States, statistics show that interracial relationships are still a small (but growing) minority. In other words, you’re special! As a rule it seems, most people prefer to date someone of the same skin color as theirs.
In the past, interracial relationships were (even legally) frowned upon, but attitudes have changed considerably for the better in the past few decades. Even glass-half-empty people will be pleasantly surprised to discover just how easily accepted their new relationship will be. This really is 2020 and not 1950.
A good friend of Socrates, once asked the Oracle at Delphi “is anyone wiser than Socrates?”
The Oracle answered “No one.”
This greatly puzzled Socrates, since he claimed to possess no secret information or wise insight. As far as Socrates was concerned, he was the most ignorant man in the land.
A lot of things have to go wrong to bring one to the point of saying “I hate my life”. Some of the circumstances are forced upon you. Other times it’s one’s own decisions that take you to rock bottom. Most often it’s a combination of both.
The opening line to Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is “all happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”. The phrase is relevant because a slightly different wording can be applied to individuals as well:
Have you ever lost yourself completely in an enjoyable activity, to the point where you lost track of time? It can feel almost like meditation, and all of your ideas and actions come together naturally and without effort.
Going out alone can be strange. Especially if it’s not something you’ve done before. You’ll feel uncomfortable by yourself in a crowd, but that’s normal. And don’t worry, the awkwardness will fade quicker than you think.
On the bright side, this is the perfect way to get out of your comfort zone and have adventures you wouldn’t have had otherwise.
How to read philosophy books: 4 things to know
1) Philosophy is the root of almost all sciences
In the early days of history, almost all human knowledge could fit into a single academic discipline, and that was philosophy.
As we accumulated more and more knowledge, thinkers started to specialize in particular areas, since they couldn’t accumulate all existing knowledge.