Tag: personality

  • How to be a freethinker

    How to be a freethinker

    In 1637, René Descartes published his work Discourse on the Method. In this work, Descartes discusses philosophical skepticism, doubting everything until arriving at truth which he considers to be so self evident as to be beyond discussion. This tome is the source of what is perhaps the most famous philosophical statement ever made: “Cogito, ergo…

  • The “Echo Chamber Effect”

    The “Echo Chamber Effect”

    When unsure of something, it is smart to seek advice from someone else. Nobody knows everything so sometimes we have to rely on the expertise of others to help us make a decision. For medical questions, you consult your doctor. For mortgage advice, we consult a financial advisor. So for religious questions, people ask their…

  • Don’t be so positive!

    Don’t be so positive!

    Columbus wouldn’t have made it to the Americas if he had thought he’d never get there or how arduous and dangerous the trip was going to be. Einstein wouldn’t have made it out of the patent office if he had been gloomy and doubtful about his theory. And Robert Oppenheimer would never have been able…

  • Personality vs. attitude

    Personality vs. attitude

    A phrase that I have seen floating around the Internet, Facebook and such and that I find true and useful: Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am. My attitude depends on who you are. Very true indeed!