The philosophy of: The 1975-The Sound (& Kanye West) – Facing your flaws, weaknesses and faults builds strength. Distracting and deluding yourself makes you vulnerable and fragile (+ my experiment doing the opposite of Kanye).

Kanye has this picture on his living room wall: And it’s there because as he says, ‘Well, I gotta cheer for me before anyone else can cheer for me.’ But isn’t that relying on something else, something out of your control, to give you self worth? Say the picture gets …

A Deep Dive into: Insults [pt.4] – I got 3 students, my girlfriend and a friend to insult me in 3 different languages (and also English) to test Epictetus’ theory

This is a I-don’t-know-how-many-yet part longform examination of insults (and getting offended)… Here’s Part 1: The philosophy of: Stuff they teach kids (Sticks and stones may break my bones…) Part 2: Words are nothing but a series of letters arranged in a certain order to make a certain sound that comes out …

A Deep Dive into: Insults [pt.3] – If you’re insulted by a cunt, that means you don’t meet their approval. Congratulations. You must be doing something right.

This is a I-don’t-know-how-many-yet part longform examination of insults (and getting offended)… Here’s Part 1: The philosophy of: Stuff they teach kids (Sticks and stones may break my bones…) And Part 2 – Words are nothing but a series of letters arranged in a certain order to make a certain sound that …

A Deep Dive into: Insults [pt.2] – Words are nothing but a series of letters arranged in a certain order to make a certain sound that comes out of the face hole.

Not only do insults have absolutely zero possibility to do physical or psychological harm to you, but the same thing goes for anything someone says to you. If someone expresses their disappointment in you, orders you to do something, tells you did something wrong or stupidly, those words have as …

A Deep Dive into: Insults [pt.1] – The philosophy of: Stuff they teach kids (Sticks and stones may break my bones…)

When they teach kids this in primary school: Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. …it’s actually genius. Never ever in the history of the world ever ever has something someone said physically hurt, maimed or killed someone. Yet we treat insults as they were …