The trend of pursuing Success in the modern world. The cult of Success and High-Productivity.

Perhaps, you have numerously come across the point of view, that for general happiness, self-satisfaction, personal completeness, it is necessary to achieve some measure of success, some result in a particular activity. In this regard, there is a very common opinion, that by a certain age every person should achieve some position in society, find … Continue reading The trend of pursuing Success in the modern world. The cult of Success and High-Productivity.

We don’t like life, we like escape from it: escapism and reality.

Many incorrectly display their life and reality as they are. They practice the embellished wishful thinking, ignoring the hard facts, but heavy and solid. This happens due to a very prevalent method of avoiding reality, which we use almost all day. When I write this article, I also use this technique, divert the mind and … Continue reading We don’t like life, we like escape from it: escapism and reality.

108 billion people have ever lived on this planet… most of them are dead.

There are 108 billion people have ever lived on this planet, 100 billion of them are already dead. There are 8 billion still alive and fighting for their lives in this relentless struggle. Very few of them have ruminated about the events taking place. Many of them have lived in interminable hallucinations of their modernity. … Continue reading 108 billion people have ever lived on this planet… most of them are dead.

The optimistic bias towards existence. Pollyannaism.

The most common congitive delusion naturally occurring in people's minds is the inclination to adopt a more positive view towards the world/their lives than it really is. The tendency to evaluate a life and happening event in it more positively than the actual fact suggests is based on deep evolutional misconceptions facilitating succesfull adaptation, survival … Continue reading The optimistic bias towards existence. Pollyannaism.

Vicious cycle of human li(f)e. Birth-School-Work-Death.

There is an opinion that each person has its own unique, unrepeatable path in life. But what is really "unique" and "unrepeatable" in the life of every person? Isn't this common thesis just blatantly wrong and misleading? In this article, I would like to analyze in the most general terms the life of a person … Continue reading Vicious cycle of human li(f)e. Birth-School-Work-Death.

What is the meaning of existence? Illusory meanings and goals.

Most people certainly believe that life presupposes a certain meaning. It is a very common opinion, that everyone in life must necessarily have their own vocation, kind of activity, which thereby should become the meaning of a person's life. This question is especially often asked to young children in a more implicit form: "Who do … Continue reading What is the meaning of existence? Illusory meanings and goals.

The endless cycle of unsatisfied needs in life.

It is not difficult to notice that we live in some kind of endless cycle of satisfying our own needs. One can agree with this thesis. Indeed, we need to fulfill our basic needs every day, such as brushing our teeth, going to the shower, eating food, cleaning the room, washing clothes, washing dishes. What … Continue reading The endless cycle of unsatisfied needs in life.

Unnecessary and futile miseries and sufferings of life.

We have been taught since childhood how fun and wonderful it is to live. The corresponding indoctrination occurs through various methods of manipulating the consciousness of a small being. Touching, beautiful plush toys, kind cartoons in which positive heroes always triumph over villains, children's songs about eternal love and strong friendship - all of this … Continue reading Unnecessary and futile miseries and sufferings of life.