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Einstein: A Lesson on Nonconformity

Albert Einstein - Nonconformist

Blind respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. -Albert Einstein Einstein. Has there ever lived a human more renowned on last name alone? The German-born physicist was a celebrity around the globe by his mid-30’s – famously known for having developed the theory of relativity. We know about many of his other scientific exploits as well. However, we …

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Look Up: How Smartphone Addiction is Destroying Everything

Look Up: Phone Culture

Everywhere you go, it’s the same thing. It doesn’t matter the country. It doesn’t matter the city, or even the time of day. It could be sunny, rainy, cloudy, hold or cold. There is a commonality that prevails through all cultures across all the lands. It’s a relatively new phenomenon, bred in the age of advanced microchips and fast processors. …

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My Integrity Report: 2018 in Review

2018 Quick Stats Articles Published: 9 (10 in 2017) Books Read: 40 (35 in 2017) Site Users (YoY change): +43.6% Site Sessions (YoY change): +43.2% E-mail list (YoY change): +148% 9 articles published this year, compared to 10 last year. My volume has dried up since I began a new career path that has taken up the majority of my time. I’ve …

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Napoleon: On Reading Books

Napoleon and the Importance of Reading

Napoleon, the greatest general to ever live, was a relentless reader and connoisseur of books. He favored the classics and could never get enough of books written about his two heroes; Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great. Like most men of history, Napoleon embraced reading as a boy, which helped to foster one of the most innovative mind’s the world …

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Reality Groups: Communication Done Right

Reality Groups - Communication Done Right

Group dynamics are fascinating. Around others, most of our thoughts and actions flow unconsciously. We get caught up in the mood of the group and let it take over and guide our emotions, whether positive or negative. Most of us know this, yet it’s uncomfortable to really reflect on it because it exposes a significant hole in our persona. Nobody …

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Martial Arts Meets Philosophy: Developing an Iron Mindset

Martial Arts Meets Philosophy: Developing an Iron Mindset

Bruce Lee is renowned as one of the greatest martial artists who has ever lived. Death took Lee at only age 32 (due to a bizarre allergic reaction to the tranquilizer meprobamate), but he had already left a stunning legacy. Beyond being an acclaimed actor and practitioner of the martial arts, Lee was also a philosopher. He first studied philosophy as …

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Principles of War: 4 Strategies to Conquer Life

Principles of War: 4 Strategies to Conquer Life

Life lessons litter history. In studying the past, we learn from the experiences of other people; an exercise designed to help us avoid pitfalls and setbacks in our own life. Next to nothing we see in our lifetimes is unique; nothing more than a re-occurrence of something that’s happened over and again in the past. However, our time is limited …

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On Women: Mindset & Mastery

On Women: Mindset & Mastery

Most men lead lives of quite desperation when it comes to their relationships with women. No cause looms larger than that of misguided and outright incorrect assumptions and exceptions. Laziness combined with entitlement is the status quo among so many confused men.  Below we will explore the goals of this series, and begin to explore the necessary self-assessment you must …

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Mastering Ambition: Why What You Have Is Good Enough

Mastering Ambition: Why What You Have Is Good Enough

Repeat after me; “I have enough.” Take note of yourself right this moment. How do you feel? Chances are you are physically comfortable. You are free from exposure, warm, fed, hydrated. Now take a look around you. What do you see? You’re probably reading this from a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. In fact, you probably own all 3 of these …

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Strategies for a Better Life

The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Strategies for a Better Life

Baltasar Gracián (1601-1658) was a 17th century Spanish Jesuit and philosopher. On becoming a priest, he spend the majority of his adult life teaching in Jesuit schools and becoming a gifted preacher and orator. But where he really excelled was writing. He published a novel, Criticón, which became his masterpiece while he was living. However, what Gracián is most known for today is …

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