Posts by Yonko
My essays challenge the unquestioned assumptions that limit our capacity for happiness. They appear on my website, On Second Thought, www.johnptacek.com.
That voice in your head, the one that tells you to: Hit the snooze bar one more time Spit off the roof of a tall building Gossip about a coworker Stop living in the past Have one more cookie Become more spiritual You know, that voice. When you think about […]
Stop searching for love. It wants nothing to do with you.Love is where you are not. It would bomb as a pick up line, but it’s a concept of love worth pondering.They are the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti, a spiritual teacher who traveled the world in the twentieth century extolling […]
[Creative Piece] This is a breakup letter with my ego. It's been a good ride, but I think it's time we finally go our separate ways. We've had our ups and downs, but ultimately we aren't meant to be together. We're through.