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lost en thought

Long and short essays on all things fluffy; philosophy, behavioral science & psychology.

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You don’t find passion, you create it.

We are all looking for our passion but most of us got the concept all wrong.You are NOT born with passionsWe are NOT born with passions. We are born with talents. We do NOT find our passions. We find our talents which can give us a hint as to

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If Work Feels Comfortable, You Are Doing It Wrong

Art: Pontus UllborsThe personal growth machine and how you can supercharge it using the 3 growth levers.We have all heard this phrase a million times: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I certainly did. But it wasn’t until I tasted comfort while lacking discomfort that

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The price to pay

Growth, creativity, autheniticity, ambition, curiosity, morality. Theres always a price to pay. The question is: do you think it is worth it?Jenny YuThe price of ever-ending personal growth.You keep reinventing yourself. After a point you end up being a Ferrari in a highway of Toyotas. You have no

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Consumption is the enemy of creation

Balancing consumption & creation is probably one of the biggest struggles for the creative curious individual. Curiosity drives us to read, learn and explore non-stop. Creativity pushes us to want to externalize all the thoughts, ideas, insights that result from those. They are both necessary parts of the same creative

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Comfort is overrated.

How I discovered that what we truly seek is not a life of comfort but in fact quite the opposite: a life of meaningful discomfort.Supplementary ListeningOne of life’s biggest traps is the fact that the best rewards come as second order effects of what is perceived as a

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Shuhari | The Gateway to flow & creativity

Background Artwork by Mikael GustafssonHow the journey of mastering one’s craft is the path that leads to some of life’s biggest pleasures: flow & creative output.Supplementary ListeningShuhari(守破離) is a Japanese concept found in martial arts. It outlines the 3 stages every apprentice must pass from in

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My Manifesto | 2600 Years of Wisdom through 26 years of experience

Downtown by Noe Alonzo (@noealzii)My Manifesto | 2600 Years of Wisdom through 26 years of experienceI have been chasing shortcuts, hacks & secrets when I realised that most of the wisdom needed to live a good life has been there for centuries and can be distilled in 3500 words. This

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Supercharge your creativity: remix

An exploration of innovation & creativity illustrated through food.“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations.