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Culture is Your Sorta-Trustworthy Friend: Why I Disagree With Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna famously said, "Culture is not your friend." This is a powerful idea. It's also wrong. Here's why.

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Charles Eisenstein Perfectly Sums Up What America Needs to Do to Move Forward After The Election

"What I do know, though, is that the vast majority of ordinary people are not the cartoonish caricatures of human beings that political rhetoric has made them out to be."

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Mary Oliver’s Magnificent Short Guide to a Life of Wisdom

"You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting."

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Friedrich Nietzsche’s Stunning Meditation on the Tragedy of Conformity

"... the law that every man is a unique miracle; they dare to show us man as he is, uniquely himself to every last movement of his muscles..." — Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844—1900

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Alan Watts’ Jaw-Dropping Explanation of Mankind’s Deepest Nature

If you love Alan as much as we do, you won't want to miss this extraordinary revelation of humanity's deepest nature.

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11 Profound Quotes on the Human Condition to Kindle the Fires of Your Consciousness

Set your mind ablaze with 11 of the most jaw-dropping, perspective-broadening quotes on the human condition I've ever come across.

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Existential Comic: We Must Imagine Sisyphus as Having a Hard Time Readjusting to Civilian Life

An introduction to Albert Camus, a hilarious comic, and a powerful critique of existentialism, all in one article.

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