Does the quality of our day to day experiences matter in the long run? Psychologist Daniel Kahneman considers this question in ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ where he distinguishes between the experiencing self and the remembering self.

William Morris commanded: “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” This article explores the benefits of living simple lives for ourselves, our society and the environment.

Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.

– W.H. Auden

 

Living for the future is what our social system encourages: it promises ‘the good life’ and we work for its goals. This article considers how we can apply the concept of flow to improve our lives today.

A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe

– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Hello and welcome. I’m so glad you’re here! This blog attempts to present the wisdom of history’s leading thinkers in a relatable way for our time. It’s written by me, Rachel Linton, a psychologist, reader and writer from Sydney, Australia. I’m a philosopher not in the sense of being a Great Thinker but because I […]