We should study philosophy, according to Nietzsche, if we want to become better human beings in the long run. Stoicism is unlike any other school of philosophy in that it assists us in our desire to become better. More than two thousand years ago, this school of thought originated in Ancient Greece and stresses the significance of deeds over words – of living in the right manner rather than just saying the right thing – rather than just saying the right thing. In order to learn about Stoicism, let us delve into the lives and experiences of the Stoics themselves, and we will do just that. Travel back in time to Ancient Greece and Rome as you read the intriguing histories of the most prolific Stoic philosophers in this collection of lecture notes..
Do you even recall a period when you had a sustained attention span that lasted more than a few minutes? Was there a time when you could glide through work without being sidetracked, and take hours to do something that would now take you days to complete? Realistically, you probably recall a period when things were like that - but it was most likely before cellphones were developed and before Facebook was created. To put it another way, it's been a while. The purpose of this document is to assist you in this process. The capacity to focus may be improved by the use of a few basic concepts and simple methods. This will also help you to be more creative as a result. This set of notes will explain why setting an hourly alarm may be beneficial for your concentration, how daydreaming might aid in planning, and what scatterfocus is.
Recently, many of us have developed an interest in the old spiritual traditions of the East, which has piqued our curiosity. To be honest, however, we all have jobs to perform, bills to pay, and families to take care of that we must prioritize. Once a week yoga lesson is difficult for us; much alone a month-long meditation retreat is out of the question. We have absolutely no intention of traveling to the Himalayas and establishing a monastery. Nevertheless, without that degree of commitment, how can we hope to achieve the inner serenity that those monks who live in the mountains have achieved? Being an urban monk means integrating ancient knowledge with the modern-day urban – or suburban – lives that the vast majority of us now inhabit, according to this definition. And there is no one better to learn from than Pedram Shojai on how to accomplish this successfully.
Do you have a clear memory of where you placed your vehicle keys? Or, for that matter, where you've parked your vehicle. What was the name of the actor who played that role in that movie - did you know who he was? Memory lapses occur throughout the day, and if you're over a certain age, they may be a source of anxiety and concern. We wonder whether this is the beginning of the end of our civilization. Is dementia or Alzheimer's disease a long way off? Despite this, we are unconcerned with having remembered tens of thousands of words. We can vividly remember particular moments from our infancy in great detail. We recall the words of a popular song from many decades ago. Despite its many faults and contradictions, the recollection is really remarkable. These notes, which are based on a review of the most recent neuroscience research, examine the strength, frailties, and function of the brain's memory systems.
Jim Kwik, the author, was born with a catastrophic brain injury, which he sustained as a kid. It caused him to have a learning disability, which meant he had to work much harder than the other students to succeed in school.On top of that, he was subjected to a great deal of bullying. Even a teacher reportedly referred to him as "the kid with the shattered brain" because of his condition. For years, the author believed that, as a result of his disability, he would have to put in a lot of effort to learn new things. Kwik, on the other hand, discovered that there was another route while in college. He didn't need to work harder; he just needed to study more effectively. The techniques he discovered enabled him to sharpen his concentration, enhance his memory, and begin to absorb materials at a quicker rate than he had ever done before.