It was my second day at the Arnold Sports Festival. I had just lost my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu match to my opponent. I wasn’t upset. I had not been as prepared as I should’ve been. That’s a fact. But I was learning an important lesson. No, it’s not that you should be a good sportsman […]
**Note: I have written 100+ articles on this website about ways to improve yourself. Besides meditation, nothing comes close to how much the content of this article has changed my life. If you’re ever going to truly apply an article, this is the one.** Do you love yourself? That’s a hard question to answer. Of […]
My last 30 days have been absolutely insane. I have never grown or learned more in a one month period. Not even close.
This is a NEW HIGH. I want you to be up here with me. Read on to find out how.
A list of 25 hand-picked documentaries that will make you re-evaluate many of your strong-held beliefs. All of which you can watch online for free! Ready for some learning?
Beauty comes in many forms — music, film, art, dance, sport, etc. Simply put, here is a very eclectic video collection of things I consider to be beautiful. Hope you enjoy them. Guillaume Nery base jumping at Deans Blue Hole “A Penny for Your Thoughts” – Def Poetry Jam Awesome Lake Jumping on Bikes Fast-Motion […]
Some time ago I stopped reading and watching the news. No newspapers, no news programs and no internet snippets of world drama. I stopped because I didn’t feel it had any positive effect on my life and I suspected it might even have a harmful effect. Sometimes when watching or reading the news I felt […]
We are coming up on the end of the Copernican Revolution – which in typical human fashion we prided ourselves as having finished a few centuries early. “Everyone knows” that the Earth revolves around the Sun, now, but it still hasn’t sunken in to most people, it seems, that the real takeaway lesson with modernity […]
Life is a dance Where we had the waltz in earlier times, a slow-paced and fixed dance we have dubstep in modern times, much faster and chaotic. In the same way the pace of life has gone up a notch or two aswell and life isn’t fixed anymore, it’s faster and more chaotic. Where once you […]
Generation after generation the human species stacks knowledge upon knowledge. This intricate web of symbols acts like a map for our inner and outer world. We use math to trade goods and we use words to convey we are in love. This is perhaps what we can call uniquely human and is arguably the most important activity we will ever do in our lives. Without it, we wouldn’t survive in the world we live in.
Education is learning how to use this knowledge in a clever way. For instance, you can learn how to be more effective in communication, you can learn how to calculate estimated profit for your new business plan or you can learn new symbols for the inner world so you can get more in touch with your body. What unites these different types of education is the drive for knowledge. It is the tool, and the only tool that actually helps us reach our goals. Whether you want to be a wall street banker, a professional athlete, a professor of philosophy or a shaman.
Today, this education is at our fingertips. Everybody knows that through the internet it is possible to access an enormous quantity of high quality information. Never before has it been possible to search and find resources for every topic you are interested in. Best of all, it is free. It is truly the modern-day version of the ancient library of Alexandria. Yet, at the same time this massive amount of choice paralyzes us. Where do I start? What do I want to learn? How can I commit myself to actually achieving my goals? To answer these questions, we need a strategy…
Have you ever had the uncontrollable urge to laugh at a funeral? A thought might pop into our mind that even makes ourselves shutter; We cast it off, “well that was weird.” I recently came across a reddit thread that exposes some common impulsive thoughts that would be deemed crazy by social standards. Here are […]
Time travel is a frequently discussed topic in the philosophy of time. One supposed problem with time travel is that it would allow for ‘causal loops’ — conundrums that make little sense in our third dimensional existence. If you’re prepared for some mind-warping hypotheticals, read on!
When Einstein first published his special theory on relativity people were flabbergasted. It couldn’t be right, they thought. How can the sequence of an event differ if you observe it from a different frame of reference? How is it possible that I see event A happening before event B, but someone else can see it the other way around?
On Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 I am going to start a 7-day experiment with love and I invite all of you to try it with me. Before I tell you what the experiment consists of, I need to tell you how I came up with the idea. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and […]
I stumbled on this hilarious internet meme while reading through a fellow HEthen’s blog. It’s comical, but also has some pretty deep implications when you take a step back and observe why it’s funny. ‘Good Guy Greg’ is just that, a really good guy. For example, GGG…
Calls you drunk at 6am… to make get to work on time.
Is mistaken for an employee… but helps them anyways.
Notices it’s your birthday while on Faceook… and actually calls you.
I have a bunch of things I’ve been wanting to share with HE for a while, but never found a good way to go about it. So I’ve thrown them all in this random list! These things have greatly ameliorated my life — I hope they do the same for you!
When we look back through history, there are some things our predecessors did that makes no sense at all now. Trying to cure diseases through blood-letting? Hunting for witches? Denying women the right to vote? That stuff was non-sense.
In 50 years, I predict that our grand-children will look back at our “Fast Food Era”, and wonder “What the hell were they thinking?!”
Let’s think about it for a second. We know fast-food is terrible for us, we know it makes us feel like crap, and we know it’s the enemy of the rocking body we desire. Yet, fast-food sales are going up each year, and McDonalds achieved record revenues last year.
I believe that as a society, we are failing big time…
This video documents renowned artist JR’s global project of injecting art into places where there is no art, and how this positively impacts those communities. If you’re into changing the world and/or beautiful things, this is a must-watch. TED talks never fail to amaze. JR has setup a website where you can submit you own […]
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. Risk is involved in every great opportunity in life. It it isn’t risky, then everyone would be doing, thus making it ordinary and not “great.” Separate yourself from the crowd as one who not only can take risks, but enjoys doing so. […]
Change is HARD.
You’ve probably read more than a few articles on this site, become excited and tried to implement some new habits. Chances are those changes didn’t stick. Just like your computer-illiterate grandmother, your body and mind hate change. Or at least the transformation process. Here are 3 unconventional techniques for completing that metamorphosis for which you’ve been aching.
Carl Sagan is one of those few rare wonderful specimens our human race has produced. He combined his warm, loving and spiritual heart with his skeptic mind fine-tuned to science. He was a true visionary in the widest sense of the word. He wrote over 600 science papers and 20 books, pioneered exobiology and actively searched for extra-terrestrial life. He still inspires thousands upon thousands of people through his amazing twelve-hour documentary ‘Cosmos’ (must watch!) and the movie ‘Contact’. He advocated legalizing marijuana for its beneficial effects on creativity and well-being. He was a true HEthen.