PHILOSOPHY – Nietzsche

The challenge begins with how to pronounce his name. The first bit should sound like ‘Knee’, the second like ‘cha’ Knee – cha. Then we need to get past some of his extraordinary and provocative statements: ‘What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger’ ‘God is dead! And we have killed him.’ And his large moustache. […]

Interview with Alice Miller, November 1992 [interview]

Interview with Alice Miller, November 1992 Translated by Simon Worrall These answers were given to a journalist who sent the questions for an American magazine but eventually the interview could not be published because Alice Miller refused to accept the suggested editing. Can you describe your childhood? I was the first born child, into a […]

The lies our culture tells us about what matters — and a better way to live | David Brooks

So, we all have bad seasons in life. And I had one in 2013. My marriage had just ended, and I was humiliated by that failed commitment. My kids had left home for college or were leaving. I grew up mostly in the conservative movement, but conservatism had changed, so I lost a lot of […]

How To Learn Anything 10x Faster

You’re gonna spend thousands and thousands of hours learning over the course of your life. And what’s crazy is that despite all that time in the classroom, learning languages, music, whatever it might be, you might be learning one of the slowest ways possible; not because your teachers didn’t have good intentions, but because they […]

Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I’ve done all that I wanted to do. As long as I can be helpful and keep going. That’s the main thing. My name is Clifford, but call me Cliff Crozier and I was born on the 6th of September 1915. Makes me now a hundred and one. born in Birkenhead in […]

Stop searching for your passion | Terri Trespicio | TEDxKC

Translator: Angelina Babinova Reviewer: Aari Lemmik The day I got laid off from my job at Martha Stewart, I was relieved. (Laughter) I loved the job, I really did. But the relationship was over and I didn’t know how to end it and then it broke up with me. Don’t you love it when that […]

Why your major will never matter | Megan Schwab | TEDxFSU

Translator: Vivian Chen Reviewer: Irina Zayats So, we’ve been made a lot of promises as a generation. One of the very first promises we hear, and for many of us, the very first experience we have with the idea of career planning, is the promise that you can be anything that you want to be […]

Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan

Namaskar. I’m a movie star, I’m 51 years of age, and I don’t use Botox as yet. (Laughter) So I’m clean, but I do behave like you saw like a 21-year-old in my movies. Yeah, I do that. I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people back home in India who assume […]

Quit social media | Dr. Cal Newport | TEDxTysons

Translator: Peter van de Ven Reviewer: Denise RQ You probably don’t realize that right now, you’re actually looking at something quite rare. Because I am a millennial computer scientist book author standing on a TEDx stage, and yet, I’ve never had a social media account. How this happened was actually somewhat random. Social media first […]