A Deep Dive into: The absurdity of knowing (& understanding) other people [pt.2] – How is it possible to know why people do what they do? (& The philosophy of: Charlie Fineman from Reign Over Me)

If someone’s decisions seems odd or completely understandable to you, they’re probably a no-brainer to them. And even if you think you do understand the motivations and reasons for their decisions or what they do, you probably only know a part of the picture.  Natasha in Tolstoy’s War and Peace is misunderstood, …

A Deep Dive into: The absurdity of knowing (& understanding) other people [pt.1] – How is it possible to know what it’s like to be someone, if you can never ever actually ‘be’ them?

Do other people sometimes act weird according to you? And other times is it quite expected? The only thing unites (or divides) you and those people may be the what they do, but it may perhaps in no way at all be the why. Think about your entire life up until …

Are you a good listener? The philosophy of: ‘Go On…’, the value of Verbal diarrhoea, and listening without judgement, & The philosophy of: Tao Te Ching [pt.3]

How good a listener are you? Simply be aware of what actually is without giving it names and without judging it, for you are now feeling out reality itself instead of ideas about it. – Tao Te Ching    One of the absurd things in life is that you can never …