Time, Memory, Marriage, and What Makes Us Who We Are

Summary: ““Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.

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Why People Are So Bad At Thinking About the Future?

Summary: “Our future selves are strangers to us. This isn’t some poetic metaphor; it’s a neurological fact. FMRI studies suggest that when you imagine your future self, your brain does something weird: It stops acting as if you’re thinking about yourself. Instead, it starts acting as if you’re thinking about a completely different person.”

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What the Best Commencement Speeches Teach Us About Failure

Summary: “If there’s one common thread amongst some of the best college commencement speeches out there, it’s failure. College, it turns out, is easy compared to the rest of life, and to prepare you for that, everyone from Denzel Washington to JK Rowling have dedicated their time in front of graduates to help us all remember that.”

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Technology, happiness on demand and the absurd human condition

Warning: This article contains difficult and explicit subject matter.

Summary: “What is happiness? How is it found? In a society of instant gratification, you might be amazed at what scientists have found out about the core place in which happiness is found.”

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Oliver Sacks on What a Pacific Island Can Teach Us About Treating Ill People as Whole People

Summary: ““There is something in personal love, caresses, and the magnetic flood of sympathy and friendship, that does, in its way, more good than all the medicine in the world,”Walt Whitman wrote in his insightful meditation on healthcare and the human spirit, from which contemporary medicine has much to learn, after he volunteered as a nurse during the Civil War.

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