‘Know yourself’ becomes ‘Distrust yourself’, my philosophy professor says to my class on Monday night.
This transformation might be hard for us in the 21st century to understand at first. We tend to think that ‘Know yourself’ oftentimes really means ‘Know yourself and then like who you are.’
When my professor told us that ‘Know yourself’ really means ‘Distrust yourself’, a look of confusion momentarily passed over some …
In his book, The One-Day Contract, legendary American basketball coach Rick Pitino outlines the steps to achieving your health, wealth and personal goals. His number one piece of advice: ‘Make the most of each day by creating a contract with yourself that you will do your best that day.’ By honouring your one-day contract, you will overcome adversity and make progress every day.
It’s great wisdom. But what if …
We all procrastinate. The question is how (or even whether) we overcome the tendency to procrastinate, and if we can find focus.
This matters — our lives are brief and limited, and while we don’t need to be productivity robots, …
I recently received an interesting question…one that deserved a longer answer than I would give in a normal Q&A.
‘Craig, I just spent the last hour Googling you…and I found all sorts of stuff. The thing that amazed me was that there wasn’t a single entry to make me raise an eyebrow.
‘Why did that amaze me? Because, to be honest, I wanted to know if I
You may be surprised at how much time and attention successful wealthy families devote to family issues. Sure, you receive a lot of information on stock market analysis, strategic investment recommendations, and the best ways to grow and protect your family wealth. But financial matters are only part of the equation.
That’s because the best financial advice in the world can’t overcome a weak family unit that’s unprepared to meet …
As a child I was scared…
There. I said it.
I didn’t encounter swans very often. But when I did, it was always at a coward’s distance of about 200 metres.
I blame one of my old school teachers for stoking this fear. Before letting us loose on an excursion, she gathered everyone round and warned us never – EVER – to mess with the graceful lake-dwellers. Don’t …
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Somewhere between the words of Socrates and the thoughts of Plato lies the profound question of what is ‘Just’. Is it defined by laws and men or is it something separate, something ideal? When one is wrongfully imprisoned, for example, is it okay to escape, to break the ‘law’ as it is written? This was the quandary in which Socrates found himself when facing an unfair death sentence.
Of course, …
The story of Prometheus, Epimetheus and Pandora is a popular myth of ancient Greece. It has been told and retold through the ages with several variations. It is a tale of Prometheus, the son of a titan who was punished …