Consciousness / Philosophy
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“ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE is scrawled in blood red lettering on the side of the Chemical Bank near the corner of Eleventh and First and is in print large enough to be seen from the backseat of the cab as it lurches forward in the traffic leaving Wall Street and just as Timothy Price notices the words a bus pulls up, the advertisement for Les Miserables on its side blocking his view, but Price who is with Pierce & Pierce and twenty-six doesn't seem to care because he tells the driver he will give him five dollars to turn up the radio, ‘Be My Baby’ on WYNN, and the driver, black, not American, does so.” American Psycho , Bret Easton Ellis Click here to see our selection of the 50 best children’s books
The Misconception: You procrastinate because you are lazy and can’t manage your time well.
Three Techniques for Quieting Your Mind
“Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.”
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One winter night, one of the few Japanese friends I had in my early 20s was playing a guitar at his company Christmas party.
My father once told me a story about how he and his cousin Pat would dress up, head out into public and pretend to be other people. Once they put on some plaid shirts, worn-out pants and hiking boots, then went to a local bar to smoke cigars, shoot pool, and pretend to be one of the guys who did that sort of thing seriously. Another time they wore dark sunglasses, rented three piece suits and stood stoic on a street corner, looking like federal agents and generally making people nervous.
We know the answers to many of the questions we ask ourselves, whether we admit it or not. We deny the answers for many reasons.
I once knew a man who hated to be alone.
The world is meaningless, there is no God or gods, there are no morals, the universe is not moving inexorably towards any higher purpose.
Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it.
What is mind? What is consciousness? There seems to be no single answer that explains the phenomenon of mind.
The son of a wealthy and noble family, Plato (427-347 B.C.) was preparing for a career in politics when the trial and eventual execution of Socrates (399 B.C.) changed the course of his life.