It’s an easy thing to sit in our chairs and watch other people leave their marks on the world. The envy that we feel towards someone who is living the life we wish we could live is a common part of life, and eventually we become numb to it. It’s the man and woman of action that will ultimately step outside of their comfort zones while the rest of the world sits back and watches. Continue reading The Man in the Arena
Modern society tells us that a busy schedule equals a happy life. While we understandably hold tight to money, we freely give away our time, and end each day wondering where it all went. Once you realize this, you will begin to notice where you spend your time wisely and where you unknowingly give it away. Continue reading Giving Away Time
Great ambitions require serious work. However, it’s so easy to become distracted from work. With such distractions, it seems impossible to give work 100% of our attention. Great creative minds have struggled with this for millennia, and it seems there is a solution: Solitude. Continue reading Solitude and Work
A good life directly related to a good work ethic. But with the full schedule that most people have, it’s easy to burn out and end up killing the evening with Netflix. Thankfully, great leaders and thinkers have tackled this issue and have left us their advice. Continue reading To Live Well is to Work Well
It’s easy to work and feel productive; it’s hard to do nothing and feel relaxed. Continue reading The Importance of Leisure
After over a decade of economic growth, you, the class of 2020, will be leaving school and entering into the workforce during a recession. As the unemployment rate skyrockets amid the Covid-19 epidemic, many students set to graduate next month will likely be spending a lot more time at home than they hoped for.
Here is what the class of 2020 can do to optimize their time in quarantine. Continue reading What the Class of 2020 Needs to Hear
We know what’s going on in the world right now. Or, rather, we don’t know, and that’s why people are … Continue reading Keeping Creative While Quarantined
“The Sound of Silence” was a hit song for Simon and Garfunkel decades ago. Recently, the rock band Disturbed had success with a cover of the song.
But what does silence sound like? It may sound like an oxymoron, but the truth is that it’s so hard to identify silence in today’s world.
Silence isn’t just the absence of audible noise; it’s the absence of all noise, including information bombarding our eyes.
There’s no better way to see this than social media. Apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are platforms for people to talk non-stop, always throwing noise around. It turns us all into town criers. Except most of the noise on these sites is nonessential.
Silence is so important in today’s world because it gives us a chance to turn away from all of this noise — the relentless town criers — and turn our attention inward.
This in and of itself is perhaps the reason why silence is so hard to achieve. We are forced to look at ourselves without any distractions. Continue reading The Virtue of Silence
Retreating can be seen as a sign of weakness, but some of the greatest leaders in history have used it to great advantage.
On the battlefield, it can save hundreds of lives that will live to fight another day. In your own personal life, it can help you gather your thoughts and take a much-needed breath of fresh air. Continue reading A Hasty Retreat
Young adults are pushed to learn more and excel at their careers. But in the process of dawning our blinders and learning as much as we can about our chosen career, we begin to forget one of the most important lessons that we learned before we could even walk: how to be curious. Continue reading The Lost Art of Curiosity