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What Would You Do If Money Were No Object? Alan Watts on the Life of Purpose
What Would You Do If Money Were No Object? Alan Watts on the Life of Purpose

One key question for breaking free of consumer culture’s hamster wheel.

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The Wisdom of the Heart: Henry Miller on the Art of Living
The Wisdom of the Heart: Henry Miller on the Art of Living

“On how one orients himself to the moment depends the failure or fruitfulness of it.”

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Susan Sontag on Life, Death, Art, and Freedom
Susan Sontag on Life, Death, Art, and Freedom

“Oh, where is the out-going freedom, the instrumental freedom from, freedom that is not this enormous possession of one’s own heart which is death?”

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From Ptolemy to George Eliot to William Blake, a Private History of Everyday Happiness
From Ptolemy to George Eliot to William Blake, a Private History of Everyday Happiness

“I know that I am mortal by nature and ephemeral, but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies…I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia.”

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Intelligent Design as a Philosophy of Ignorance
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Intelligent Design as a Philosophy of Ignorance

Why even Newton was susceptible to cognitive cop-outs.

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The Neurochemistry of Empathy, Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc, Animated
The Neurochemistry of Empathy, Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc, Animated

What cortisol and oxytocin have to do with a 19th-century German playwright.

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