Happiness really does come for free

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People in societies where money plays a minimal role can have very high levels of happiness

Date: February 8, 2021 / Source: McGill University / Summary: Economic growth is often prescribed as a way of increasing the well-being of people in low-income countries. A new stude suggests that there may be good reason to question this assumption. The researchers found that the majority of people in societies where money plays a minimal role reported a level of happiness comparable to that found in Scandinavian countries which typically rate highest in the world.

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What is the purpose of universities?

For centuries, universities have advanced humanity toward truth. Professor Jonathan Haidt speaks to why college campuses are suddenly heading in the opposite direction.

  • In a lecture at UCCS, NYU professor Jonathan Haidt considers the ‘telos’ or purpose of universities: To discover truth.
  • Universities that prioritize the emotional comfort of students over the pursuit of truth fail to deliver on that purpose, at a great societal cost.
  • To make that point, Haidt quotes CNN contributor Van Jones: “I don’t want you to be safe ideologically. I don’t want you to be safe emotionally. I want you to be strong—that’s different.”
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Mais je terminerai avec une phrase que mon premier maître avait l’habitude de dire – et dont j’ai plus appris que n’importe quelle autre chose dont je puisse me souvenir – issue de la vaste et ancienne tradition des Soufis, et qui est une clé, si tant est que cela existe, de la méthode de compréhension de cette sagesse étonnamment riche : « Est un Maître celui qui peut enseigner sans que cela porte totalement l’étiquette ’enseignement’ ; est un élève celui qui peut apprendre sans être obsédé par l’apprentissage ». Un scorpion parfumé

What I Say / Lo Que Digo

Si no te interesa lo que digo, hay un final para ello. Si te gusta lo que digo, trata por favor de entender qué influencias anteriores han hecho que te guste. Si te gustan algunas de las cosas que digo, y te desagradan otras, podrías tratar de entender por qué. Si te disgusta todo lo que digo, ¿por qué no tratas de averiguar qué formó tu actitud? Reflexiones

Nueva traducción ya disponible en formato papel, y por primera vez como eBook (libro electrónico) + audiolibro.

Lo puedes comprar, leer o escuchar gratis, aquí:https://idriesshahfoundation.org/es/books/reflections

Quantum Mechanics, the Mind-Body Problem and Negative Theology

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Scientists and philosophers should keep trying to solve realitie’s deepest riddles while accepting that they are unsolvable. By John Horgan – Dec. 2015

Here’s how I distinguish science from philosophy. Science addresses questions that can be answered, potentially, through empirical investigation. Examples: What’s the best way to defeat Covid-19? What causes schizophrenia, and how should it be treated? Can nuclear power help us overcome climate change? What are the causes of war, and how can we end it?

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3 Nobel-Prize Discoveries For Better Memory

How is it possible to remember our wedding day, but not where we left our glasses? Here’s the deal… The hippocampus part of the brain which transforms memories from short term to long term often becomes inflamed with age. This can lead to short-term memory loss, or frustrating “senior moments”. So what can be done? The answer comes down to 3 Nobel Prize-winning breakthroughs for better memory. One of them is the discovery of a protein called Nerve Growth Factor (or NGF), which has been shown to protect the brain from inflammation & help with age-related memory loss.It’s what Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini (103) used to obtain a greater mental capacity today than when she was 20 years old!Here’s how to easily boost it: 👉https://advbio.co/fb/amf-mb