“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” — Ayn Rand
Without being loyal to our own needs, it is very difficult to truly help others.
From a young age, we are taught to extend ourselves to others, to share, and make the world a happier place. It is undeniable how very important this is. Given the state of the world, acts of kindness and generosity cannot be understated. However, it is possible for us to keep our own needs in mind without sacrificing this.
In fact, being selfish might just help the world be a better place.
Continue reading Why We Should Be a Little More Selfish From Time to Time
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. – Kent M. Keith
One of the most characteristic elements of any urban landscape is the sheer amount of complete strangers constantly interacting with each other.
Continue reading The Paradoxical Nature of Kindness
“Love is the shortest distance between hearts.”
It’s becoming more and more common for younger generations to get up and move for work, school, and volunteering.
Between busy schedules and different time zones, it can be difficult to keep in touch with family that is always on the move. Fortunately, we live in a time that technology makes it easier than ever to stay in contact! Although nothing beats face to face communication, there are plenty of fun and easy apps and resources for keeping family close even when they are physically thousands of miles away.
Continue reading A Guide to Keeping in Touch with Your Kids and Grandkids Long Distance
“Let death find us as we are building up our matchstick protests against its waves.” -Alain de Botton
The truth is, none of us really know it all.
However, there are certain people in the world who seem to have an uncannily keen understanding of human nature in a way that most of us ignore. When we think of philosophy, we tend to think of the ancient greeks passionately arguing about morality, ethics, or the question of God. If we are willing to expand our perspectives, (and be brave enough to confront some rather difficult ideas) we will then find philosophy actually is very present and relevant in our everyday lives.
Continue reading Alain De Botton and the Philosophy of Our Everyday Lives