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Life In The Time Of Distraction

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Ding. Push. Buzz. Click. Swipe. Fetch. We used to have to just keep up with the Joneses. But since the advent of the Internet, it’s the Smiths, the Andersons, the Sasakis, the Garcias. It’s work, it’s play, it’s passions, it’s purpose, it’s people, it’s potential. It’s newsletters, it’s go getters, it’s unfettered. At work, at rest, in-person ...

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 to believe in anything at all? What could that teach us about the things holding us back (limiting beliefs), and why some people can overcome seemingly insurmountable odds? To get a better understanding of what makes us us, we have to go ...

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 serious mountaineers possess big egos. You cannot take on the risks and constant suffering of big mountains without one. We may talk like Buddhists, but don’t be fooled, we’re actually narcissists—driven, single-minded, masochistic narcissists. Nearly all of us, ...

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 “puppies and rainbows” market, Gabriele Oettingen and her colleagues conducted numerous studies over the past two decades and discovered a powerful link between positive thinking and poor performance...The more that people ‘think positive’ and imagine themselves achieving their ...