In Part 1, we dove into the predicament in which modern man finds himself. He has played by the rules and the game has let him down. What society has told him would make him happy, in fact has left him disillusioned, disconnected and discontented. So let’s examine what could have gone wrong. We are hunter-gatherers living in a world
Imagine being told your whole life that there is a very specific playbook that, if followed, will bring happiness in the game of life. Nothing to worry about, right? Follow the playbook and you’re good. Well, you follow the playbook to a tee. It takes decades. It’s not easy. It involves sacrifice, but there is gold at the end of
The wonder of the world, the beauty and the power, the shape of things, their colours, lights, and shades; these I saw. Look ye also while life lasts. – Inscription on 19th century Scottish tombstone Imagine if today were your last day alive. You knew your life was going to end today, but you just didn’t know when. At any
Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes. When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say. Well-aimed slingshots can topple giants. – Maggie Kuhn When it comes to social anxiety, most people enter therapy thinking that they will be “successful” when they no longer feel
When you fight, you invite a fight. But when you do not resist, you meet no resistance. When you refuse to play the game, you are out of it. – Nisargadatta Maharaj In part 1, we talked about how thought is automatic, habitual and designed to keep us from being killed; thus, it is often negative in nature as
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool. – Richard Feynman “Did I turn it off? I think I did…But wait, what if I didn’t? The house will catch on fire. Fine, I’ll turn around and go back to check. Shit, now I’m gonna be late again.