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Every Society Collapses, Here’s How to Survive...

The news is often determined to tell us that we live in uniquely critical times, beset by political disasters and afflicted by terrible crises and that the demise of human civilisation is surely imminent. We are encouraged to view the world - and our own lives - in bleak, apocalyptic terms. Oddly, history can be powerfully consoling, not because it...

Why Parents Bully Their Children

#parents #bullying #childhood One of the strangest and saddest phenomena of psychological life is that there are parents, too many parents, who end up - while sometimes only half realising it - bullying their own children. The bullying may take many forms. Why do parents bully their children? Sign up to our mailing list to receive 10% off your first...

The Importance of Being Single

One of the most important preconditions of a good relationship is a satisfactory perspective on being single. The more we are happy to be on our own, the more we will be able to exercise the correct degree of caution around finding a new companion. Discover why the bedrock of true love is happy singledom. Sign up to our mailing list to receive 10%...

How Mark Rothko’s Bleakness Can Save Us

The most unexpectedly uplifting and consoling artist of the 20th century was the abstract painter Mark Rothko, the high priest of grief and loss who spent the latter part of his career turning out a succession of sublime and sombre canvases that spoke, as he put it, of the ‘tragedy of being human’. Sign up to our mailing list to receive 10% off your...

Why We Always Feel Bad and Guilty

There’s a strange law of psychology that reveals that small children who are treated badly by their parents will always — rather strangely — blame themselves, and not their parents, for their injuries. Sign up to our mailing list to receive 10% off your first order with us: https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/6TU0-63X/hellotsol For books and more from...

Ithaka Will Change Your Goals, Happiness and Success

We spend much of our lives trying to fulfill our distant ambitions: wanting to create the circumstances in which, finally, we’ll be happy. It’s an enchanting idea but, ironically, it means that most of the time we’re restless because we’re not there yet. The present is just the tedious, dreary period we have to get through until, in the future, we can...

Lasting Love Without Being a Mindreader

In relationships, whatever our professed scepticism, we frequently proceed as if mind reading were not only possible but a standard requirement and possibility in love, something of whose absence we would have every right to complain with bitterness and surprise. Sign up to our mailing list to receive 10% off your first order with us: https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/6TU0-63X/hellotsol...

ASMR Proust to Cure Your Insomnia

#ASMR #reading #theschooloflife Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time is one of the longest novels ever written. It's very beautiful - and in a way a little boring too. This is for all those among us who suffer from insomnia - to send you into the best kind of sleep. Sign up to our mailing list to receive 10% off your first order with us: https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/6TU0-63X/hellotsol...

The 12 Ingredients of Emotional Maturity

#shorts To teach us how to be emotionally mature is the underlying central purpose of philosophy. It may sound abstract and lofty, but emotional maturity is something we might plausibly aim to acquire a little more of over the course of our lives, even if true maturity requires that we always keep in mind the persistent risk of slipping into blindness,...

How to Stop Getting TRIGGERED Forever

The concept of being triggered, though it may at times be overused, sits on top of a hugely important concept in psychological life. One moment we are calm, the next we are catapulted into despair and terror. It may be important to know how to be scared or incensed when situations actually demand it, but it is also deeply counterproductive to be visited...

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