12 Feb

How to stay motivated

I’ve seen that a lot of people appear to struggle with how to stay motivated.  Most people make resolutions for themselves, but more often than not the resolve to stand by those resolutions fizzles out over time.  It can be a difficult thing to decide what one should (or shouldn’t) do with themselves, but even when this has been worked out, how can a person stick by their original plans?  And how can a person account for why they were raring to go one moment, but totally apathetic the next?

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12 Dec

The importance of self-improvement

Self-improvement

If there’s one habit I’d advocate as being the most important for living a fulfilled life, it would be self-improvement. Self-improvement is so important that for most people I’d even say it was essential. As humans, developing new skills and growing as people is central to our vision of self-worth and sense of achievement, but I think it goes deeper than this.

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12 Dec

The Stakes of Religion

The stakes of religion

I was raised in a Christian background — so much so that my parents used to take me and my family to an annual Christian retreat in the Spring. Consequently when I was growing up, Christianity was a heavy influence on my personal development. It wasn’t until I was 15 or 16 that I began to really comprehend the implications of my beliefs — specifically that if my friends didn’t believe, they would go to Hell. And Hell no less — an unfathomably bad place for even the gravest of criminals, let alone people that simply didn’t know any better. After this I began to have strong reservations about the ethics of a God that would punish my friends just because they didn’t believe in something they had no tangible experience of.

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