Self-Awareness Archive

What If My Younger Self Friended Me on Facebook?

If by some strange experiment of internet time travel you were friended by your younger self on Facebook, would accept it?

Quoted: Rumi on Woundedness and Light

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi

Is Human Morality Found in Our Primate History? A Review of The Bonobo and the Atheist

In "The Bonobo and the Atheist," Frans de Waal challenges religion's top-down morality and explores the similarities of humans, chimps, and bonobos.

Quoted: Robin Ince on Seeking Answers

"To be confused is actually a very exciting thing, but the desire to remain confused - that's where the disaster arises. You will never get all the answers, but try and make sure you can get as many as possible in your finite existence." ~ Robin Ince, The Infinite Monkey Cage

3 for Thursday: 3 Powerful Tweets from #YESALLWOMEN

#YESALLWOMEN began trending following Elliot Rodger's misogynist shooting rampage and it opens a window into the many forms misogyny takes in society.

Quoted: Joseph Joubert on Discarded Opinions and Loving the Truth

"Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth." ~ Joseph Joubert

How to Cure that Nasty Cognitive Dissonance Problem

Cognitive dissonance is that uneasy realization that the world you want and the world you have are two different things....

Quoted: John Sutherland on Reading as Conversation

“If we read well, we find ourselves in a conversational relationship with the most creative minds of our own time and of the past.” – John Sutherland, A Little History of Literature
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