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I write on many things, but Philosophy, Literature, and Psychology are special subjects here

Those are my 7 best-performed stories:

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1- How To Identify Pseudo-Intellectuals

Ever wondered how weird some conversations inside your circle go? It would be useful to check this out and know how to spot the kind.

2- The Spiritual and Intellectual Benefits of Walking

To walk is not only an exercise. You were made to move forward. In several aspects.

3- Overcoming Anxiety With Kierkegaard and Rollo May

Use the help of great thinkers between Philosophy and Psychology to overcome anxiety towards a better self.

4- Get Yourself Into Completeness

Do you think you are complete? Nothing you could do…


Between ego fights and Napoleonic wars, here is the long story short of the pessimist

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The Beginning

Schopenhauer was born on February 22, 1788, in a world about to change completely. Son of a wholesaler, Heinrich Floris Schopenhauer, and his wife, twenty years younger, Johana Schopenhauer. It was very close that Schopenhauer did not came to be an English philosopher, as the couple hurried from London back to Germany (which was not yet a unified country).

The son of a rich and melancholy merchant, a distant and absent father, and a mother in love with social life and dispassionate with her husband…


And how you can increase your way of being with the help of Spinoza and Deleuze

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Spinosa thought that to increase our capabilities to think and to be, we would also need to increase our capabilities to feel. In that manner, mind and body are not separated: they are two expressions of substance, and in this way, a path to get closer to a divine state.

To feel, to have emotions, goes much further than the feeling itself.

By emotion (affection) I mean the modifications of the body, whereby the active power of the said body is increased or diminished, aided or constrained, and also the ideas of such modifications.

– Ethics III, Def 3 —…


400-year old insights on friendship.

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Baltasar Gracián was a Spanish Jesuit priest, philosopher, and writer who lived in the 16th century. The philosophical school he is placed in is called Christian philosophy, which tries to justify Christian philosophical ideals through reason.

Despite his Christianity, Gracián had a much more realistic evaluation of human nature and was despised by his peers. At the time, for a Jesuit priest to have such profound knowledge in mundane matters was not a good idea.

In several aspects, Gracián’s work is comparable to Machiavelli’s The Prince. However, I would say Gracián has more… humanity.

Such insights into human nature made…


There are 3 remarkable, coincidental points between them

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I never liked Bolsonaro. His politics or his personality.

However, in Osho’s case, it was different. I really enjoyed hearing what he had to say. He seemed quite insightful and full of wisdom. I admired him until I watched a documentary movie called Wild, Wild Country in 2018.

And that was it. I was done with gurus.

The fact is that Rajnesh (Osho) was a borderline narcissistic psychopath that founded a new religious movement so he could be praised. …


Finishing the pathetic complaints while people live better than medieval kings

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Last week I had an awful feeling inside myself.

Disgust.

Don’t get me wrong. I know that there are people out there with real struggles. I don't particularly appreciate seeing spoiled people complaining in life while they have virtually everything, and I got the impression their numbers are increasing.

Yeah, yeah, the COVID crisis hit a large number of people. Several are unemployed, with jeopardized side hustles. I’m not talking about them.

Let me specify before someone comes here with a moral judgment towards empathy to please their ego:


Exploring our conscious and unconscious selves

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From the Greek word Logos, Logotherapy can be translated and understood as a Meaning Therapy.

Whenever someone feels a chronic lack of meaning in their lives, logotherapy is potential help.

Logotherapy was created by psychologist and Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl and is often called the third Viennese school of psychotherapy. To have an idea of the importance of this, know that the other two psychology schools are Freud’s psychoanalysis and Adler’s individual psychology.

Moreover, this special therapy was consolidated in modern times, with recognition from the American Medical Society, American Psychiatric Association, and the American Psychological Association.

Nowadays, the Viktor…


And how to avoid being swept by wrong actions and ideas

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How do our peers influence us? It feels like this subject is more critical than ever.

Our hyper-connected society gave an immediate product: the possibility to easily correspond with people who think like us. While some individuals may feel a bit less alone because of this, the majority engages in social media groups as a means for self-validation:

If thousands think like me, how could I be wrong?

Where it Began

To thrive within a group is a basic aspect of human beings. We are social animals and became the dominant species by interacting with our peers. We created amazing tools to cooperate…


by Charles Bukowsky

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There is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average
human being to supply any given army on any given day

and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war finally are those who preach peace

those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love

beware the preachers
beware the knowers
beware those who are always reading books
beware those who either detest poverty
or are proud of it
beware those quick…


And how this can help us to move forward with our lives

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In professional circles and social media, I have read several articles focusing on human relations.

The main point of all of them is that one should be careful when loosening or terminating relations. This could reverberate terrible consequences as corrosion in your professional reputation or locked doors with future employers.

Despite some logical points made for the worker’s life, I can't entirely agree with the approach in our overall existence. Let me make a historical comparison:

History has a special place for famous fearless commanders and generals.

When…

Tiago Belé, M.Sc.

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