Personality is not only about who but also where you are

What if patience, and maybe other personality features too, are more a product of where we are than who we are?

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In the field of psychology, the image is canon: a child sitting in front of a marshmallow, resisting the temptation to eat it.

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How to find your own truth, according to Alan Watts and Joseph Campbell

Finding your own truth without a guiding mythical worldview.

  • Joseph Campbell's monomyth as a guide to finding one's self.
  • Alan Watts explores the notion of symbolically returning to the forest.
  • How to set ones own meaning in a world of confusion and chaos.
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