Proposals encouraging readers to step outside of their comfort zone and try different activities and techniques to trigger out-of-box thinking. These pieces are often inspired by scientific, philosophical, or creative principles.
When a son looks at his father’s convictions, he can choose to see certainties or see questions.
Routines are safe. They can be valuable. They are one less thing to think about in times of tension and transition. Rinse. Repeat. They can also can also be dangerous habits in which our agency is lost to the passive voice.
The sprawling members of the New York crew were devotees of chess, comic books, and various forms of eastern philosophies, often referring to their borough of Staten Island as ‘Shaolin Island.’ In southern France, far from its glamorous capital, most of IAM’s members took on the names of Egyptian pharaohs.
‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.‘ – Hamlet As the above musing from Shakespeare’s Hamlet suggests, life is rarely black and white or defined objectively. Rather, our subjective perceptions of events and circumstances give them their meaning. Our interpretations of them is ultimately what makes otherwise neutral happenings […]