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Purposeful Living and The Meaning Of Life

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Purposeful Living and The Meaning Of Life (Ontology and Logotherapy)

 

Many people these days do not have a great sense of self, life puropose, or meaning in their life.  Many are simply walking through life in a waking daze like zombies or robots.  You probably know a lot of people like that.  Perhaps even you yourself have been this way at times.  Is that how you want to live your life?

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You Are A Product Of Your Environment…And Your Environment Is A Product Of You!

You Are A Product Of Your Environment And your Environment Is A Product Of You!
My Experience With Nature Vs. Nurture

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I grew up in the country, a very small town on the outskirts of the city of Rochester NY about 40 minutes away from downtown, and 20 minutes away from the nearest grocery store. It had a lot of nature and that was great for many reasons, but it was also very desolate. My mother was very sheltering and isolated me from most other kids I wanted to play with. She was also very oppressive and wanted to indoctrinate me in her own ways and prevent me from associating with anyone she didn’t approve of, and she didn’t approve of most people. This conditioned me with a lot of social anxiety and depression, and other social issues. In fact as I would come to find out my mother was a sociopath, and really enjoyed causing psychological issues in me that she could then despair about and blame on the divorce and my father and popular culture, and then force me into therapy that I did not want or need.  For a while I was very unpopular in school, but I was not a stupid kid and was able to figure out what it took to become popular and get in with the popular crowd. However even as a teenager she would not let me hang out with other kids outside of school without first talking to their parents as if I was a child and she needed to arrange “play dates”. Thus I had to become very rebellious and independent and learned to just do what I want and find my own way.

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Is It Right To Be Wrong?

 

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How Wrong is it to be Wrong?

 

Many people are afraid of ever admitting that they are wrong.   They feel like it is wrong to be wrong, and better to just be right all the time.  And even if they are not actually right, they feel it is better to assure others that they are.  This comes from a place of ego and not wanting to admit than you had done something less intelligent than you thought.  However admitting you are wrong and correcting yourself actually seems more intelligent.  And if you look at history, you will see a lot of very large examples of highly intelligent people who did great things but also did great things wrong and should have realized they were wrong sooner when they could have done things greater.

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Fitness is not just about the body, it’s about the mind too

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Emotions and Psychology in Athletics/Fitness (and Injuries)

Two weeks ago I sprained my ankle doing parkour, which was very painful, and set me back in my practice of it. It has been a rough experience mentally over these past 2 weeks since doing my parkour workouts has really been a large part of my lifestyle, and my personal identity. I has really made me realize just how much being an athlete is mental as well as physical, which is one of the reasons I chose parkour as my new sport in the first place. But I had not realized just how much emotion played into these things, as sometimes your mind and sense of self esteem is really put to the test in athletics, when facing failure and injury.

 

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