Donald Winnicott is considered to be one of the greatest thinkers from the 19th century in the field of psychoanalysis. Winnicott came up with the concept of the true self and false self.
Author Archives: Richard
Do one thing every day that scares you: good vs bad fear
As with “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, the general sentiment of doing one thing everyday that scares you is a good one. But it’s worth defining what “scare” means.
Existential intelligence: struggling with pointless office work
If my younger self could have looked ahead in time and seen what I’m doing now, how disappointed would I have been? It’s safe to say that working in an office wasn’t my dream.
Different types of wealth & two you obsess about
There are many different types of wealth, however, there are two you obsess about more than others
Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need
It’s one of my favourite quotes from Tyler Durden in Fight Club. We know it’s true. But just like a drug we find it hard to stop.
Fortune favours the brave
Translated from a latin proverb around 200 BCE, as sayings go, “Fortune favours the brave” is one of the most popular in human history.
Do you have mean world syndrome?
Do you suffer from mean world syndrome? If you consume the average amount of news media then the answer is probably yes.
What is life about? Answer: one thing
So what is life all about? This question shouldn’t be confused with what’s the meaning of/or what’s the purpose of life?
Jevons paradox: how it works against you
Most of what you’ll read about Jevons paradox relates to economics. What’s not discussed and what I find interesting is how Jevons paradox affects our daily lives.
No motivation at work
If you’ve arrived here thinking I’m going to outline a solution to having no motivation at work then you should turn back. I am not the solution. I am here to tell you that you have good reason to be unmotivated at work.