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Philosophy

Is Happiness only the Absence of Unhappiness?

…and by that measure, love is the absence of hateful artefacts or experiences, peace is the absence of belligerent acts and associated technologies of violence. Where, though, is self? Can self be negatively defined in quite the same way and, if not, then what is it that is being happy, loving or peaceful but the […]

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Philosophy

Love Letter

We live in a world that trains us all to suspect that people want something from us, that we should always be careful and it is in many ways and unfortunately an existential necessity – we can not trust everyone because this is not and likely never will be the best of all possible worlds. […]

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Psychology

Locked

That which frees us is also that which binds us.

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culture

On Personality

Personality or persona is the most concise form in which a reflexive attitude and interpretation (both from and) towards the world can be captured…

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Psychology

Pleasure or Happiness ?

While pleasure may predominantly be all about the possessions, people and experiences we collect and consume, happiness is probably much more about knowing when to let all of this go, of being unattached to things. Pleasure and happiness are not mutually exclusive but there exists a significant difference between them…