The Power of Addiction and the Addiction of Power

Gabor Mate, addiction, TED talk, “not why the addiction but why the pain?” Mate’s definition: any behaviour that gives you temporary relief but in the long terms causes harm and you can’t give it up.

Man’s Search For Meaning

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl chronicles Frankl’s experiences as a concentration camp inmate, which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most brutal ones, and thus, a reason to continue living. existentialism, existential therapy Link to Book: Link to Quotes:

the science as it is presented on this site is a little vague, but it maybe worth exploring experientially. Here’s what has to say: Music is a potent phenomenon, likely to impact cognition in various ways, the most known being pleasure inducement and aesthetic reward 1 . Why some type of music tends to induce…

Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind

Ajit Varki, Danny Brower, evolutionary function of denial. full theory of mind, complex / extended theory of mind. Elegantly written. Deeply thoughtful. An essential read for a new understanding human behaviour, human society and human nature. This book examines the theory that  the coevolution of denial with full theory of mind was essential for full theory of…