Tag: life

Plato and the Journey to Fulfillment

Plato had one goal as a philosopher – to help people understand how to live more fulfilling lives. In order to meet this goal, he wrote more than 30 books. All of which surround four core concepts: Know yourself Let your lover change you Understand beauty Reform society Throughout this article, we’re going to take

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What is Introverted Anxiety?

Not all introverts suffer from anxiety and extroverts are just as likely to struggle with the mental health condition. Yet, introverts are more likely to suffer from anxiety. When people experience introverted anxiety, they undergo two sets of symptoms. One set makes them feel better in situations where fewer stimuli are present – usually, in

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Schopenhauer’s Will to Life (Wille Zum Leben)

“Life has no intrinsic worth, but is kept in motion merely by desire and illusion.” – Arthur Schopenhauer The German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, had a unique philosophy that – though may be adaptable to other philosopher’s points of views – stands out in execution and solution. This distinction appears when Schopenhauer discusses the human will

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Why You Should Be Wary of Prescription Drugs

Just because the doctor said it was okay, doesn’t actually make it okay. One of the leading causes of the opioid epidemic is prescription drug abuse [1]. Many who receive specific medications develop an addiction they feel they have no control over. In turn, when these prescriptions run out, they turn to the streets to

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Bipolar Disorder and Romance: How to Manage

Many people with bipolar disorder¬†tend to not mention the condition when they first meet somebody. But as symptoms persist, it becomes inevitable people with the mental illness must reveal their dark secret. When it comes to relationships, handling a loved one’s bipolar disorder can be extremely difficult. The manic episodes a person goes through often

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Albert Camus: Suicide and the Meaning of Life

“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest – whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories – comes afterwards. These are games.”¬†–

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What is Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness which often results in long-lasting effects that are defined by disorderly, continuous thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). There are many ways in which people with OCD relieve these feelings – from biting their nails to excessively cleaning everything in their living facility. The disorder can have a destructive

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