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When Fate Knocks, But You’re In The Shower

When Fate Knocks, But You’re In The Shower

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After exiting a coffee shop the other day, Mike, a friend of mine who is desperately looking ...

Why Do We Believe In…Anything At All?

Why Do We Believe In…Anything At All?

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Putting specific religious or philosophical beliefs aside, have you ever wondered why we humans have a propensity ...

Everyone Hates ‘Read Receipts’

Everyone Hates ‘Read Receipts’

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You’ll spend a lot of time in your career waiting for someone to get back to you. ...

50 Miles From Nowhere

50 Miles From Nowhere

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Nothing is more damning in the mountains than hubris, yet hubris is fundamental to climbing mountains. All ...

Why Thinking Positively Can Ruin Your Chances Of Success

Why Thinking Positively Can Ruin Your Chances Of Success

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In some of the most fascinating behavioral research I’ve ever read and a blow to the global ...

A Letter To My 18-Year-Old Self

A Letter To My 18-Year-Old Self

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Daniel Jackson shot supermodel Christy Turlington and Calvin Klein creative directors Francisco Costa, Italo Zucchelli and Kevin Carrigan for WSJ. Magazine. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful.

“Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain…”

But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?