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Schopenhauer on the Opinion of Others

So far we have discussed three major themes in Schopenhauer’s The Wisdom of Life: That the greatest source of happiness…

by Chris Matakas

“What Are You Working On?”

My life has been a constant balance between Eastern and Western teachings. The East advocates the importance of being, of…

by Chris Matakas

Schopenhauer on Self-Actualization

In our first two posts on Schopenhauer’s The Wisdom of Life, we learned that happiness consists in what a man…

by Chris Matakas

Pain is Inevitable. Suffering is Optional.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is Optional. It’s an old maxim echoed across all physical disciplines, and like most cliches, expresses…

by Chris Matakas

Schopenhauer on Health

With our first post in this series, Schopenhauer’s taught us how to achieve happiness. Now we turn toward what makes…

by Chris Matakas

Re-examining Old Truths: The Debate of Position Over Submission

Tradition states that in the beginning, Jiu Jitsu students should focus on position before submission. But I have found that…

by Chris Matakas

Jiu Jitsu: Batching Personal Development

As I meditate on how to best use my finite time, my thinking inevitably returns to the fundamental function of…

by Chris Matakas

Schopenhauer on Happiness

With this first of four posts concerning the major themes in Arthur Schopenhauer’s The Wisdom of Life, we will learn…

by Chris Matakas

Introducing Our Series on Philosophy

We are excited to announce a new series of posts purposed toward the application of ancient philosophy in our modern…

by Chris Matakas

Goal Setting and Achievement: Part 4- My Goal

We have covered a lot in our first 3 posts: first, why setting goals is important; second, how to set…

by Chris Matakas

Goal Setting and Achievement: Part 3- Sticking to Goals

In our first post in this series, we discussed the fundamental importance of goal setting on the way to achieving…

by Chris Matakas

Goal Setting and Achievement: Part 2- Which Goals to Set

In the first part of this series, we discussed the world as a forum for action, the presupposition of a…

by Chris Matakas
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