Posts I really loved:
The Disease of More
People are generally neither completely happy nor unhappy all the time. Most end on the upper half of the mood spectrum – on a 7 – after short swings in the lower or upper direction.
Our goal is to feel like a 10 what creates a perpetual longing for improvement! This could end in a life feeling unfulfilled no matter what goals are reached or what happiness you alrady have.
“Life is a game of tradeoffs. And you must eventually choose what you’re willing to trade based on what you value. And if you’re not careful with your values, if you are willing to trade things away for the sake of another hit of dopamine, another temporary trip to your own personal psychological ten, then chances are you’re going to mess things up.” (upliftconnect.com)
Five Signs a Man is Connected to His Heart
“We men tend to think of ‘heart’ as merely something to help us win the game or appeal to a woman’s romantic side. That’s like thinking the sun is only good for heating bath water.”
A man connected to his heart has values that he shares with the world and inspires the people around him. He knows that everybody gives his very best and that there is nothing to be angry about or frustrated.
When he’s living through his heart he’s not thinking that he’s better than anyone. He laughs with everybody and not about them. He tolerates everybody and is kind to them.
“That doesn’t mean he likes everyone. It doesn’t mean he tolerates everyone. […] A man connected to his heart can hold compassion for the worst, even as he locks the cell door.” (upliftconnect.com)
The Surprising Reason We Might Look Down on Others’ Choices
Idealizing your situation seems to be normal and is actually good for you. But be careful how you treat others’ choices because of this tendency! And be aware that other people could look down on your choices because of this automatic thinking pattern, too! ()
This guy made litter collecting fun and effective!
Deeyah Khan’s talk about the rejection and isolation of Muslim kids in the West is stunning. Integrate the youth or they could get so devastated that extremist groups get a hold of them!
Lara Setrakian wants to fix the news!