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The resurgence of empathy

Are we naturally empathetic? Recent history tells us that empathy has played a role, but that it has been clearly dominated by characteristics such as self- interest and utilitarianism. This due to the fact that some of the most powerful ideas, coming from great minds such as Smith, Hobbes and Freud, were founded on the belief that it is our nature to be self-interested. These ideas took flight and eventually helped to mould and shape the materialistic western culture that we see today. But what if they were wrong? Read more

Meta-patterns and the origin of your reality

To understand is to perceive patterns. This seemingly harmless statement is packed with one of the most profound realizations you will ever come across. But in order to expose its concealed marvel, I must first discuss perception and how it influences reality. Read more