When we're in a new place, we've all wondered where the bathroom is. And the automatic answer that comes to mind is: "Down the hall to your right". But this isn’t always the case. In fact, most of the time, to know where the bathroom is, we have to ask again or go and find it ourselves. This seems like a good analogy for a space where I can only give you some coordinates.

The way to it, however, you will have to discover yourself. My role is only to channel different ways of seeing and explaining how we function. I present them to you and raise questions so you can find your own answers or at the very least, start to go out and look for them.

how to be lonely

Loneliness and solitude are not directly opposites, but they are extremely different by definition. And the first, is not an intrinsically consequence of the second.

"Loneliness only occurs when that specific, individual requirement goes unmet" -as Olivia Laing beautifully states in

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in your head

"Thoughts determine feelings. Remember that. Make a note. Get a tattoo. This powerful idea goes back thousands of years to the Stoics".

Feelings aren’t truth incarnate.

Emotions are useful, but they are our biological suggestions, not commandments. Our brain is a pattern-recognition machine. It makes observations and starts forming rules about the world. It’s really

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improving ourselves to death

Alexandra Schwartz makes an hilarious scrutiny of our society's obsessive urge of continuously seeking to be "the best version of ourselves" by pointing out from the neverending technological resources available to the infallible advice offered by best selling authors like ...

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