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Is Regret Inevitable? — A Haunting Comic + Answers From Kierkegaard & Nietzsche

“The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you'll never have.” — Søren Kierkegaard

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18 Rare Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes to Make You Question Everything

You're unlikely to read these subversive sentiments anywhere else on the Internet.

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11 Takeaways From 8 Months of Unemployed Nomadism

The most significant lessons and ideas I (re-)discovered while bumming around the Earth for 8 months.

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Alan Watts’ 3-Part Advice to Married Couples (And to All Who Look For Love)

In his dazzling autobiography, In My Own Way, Alan Watts manages not only to unfurl the captivating...

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Culture is Not Your Friend: Terence McKenna’s Radical Perspective

"What civilization is is 6 billion people trying to make themselves happy by standing on each other's shoulders and kicking each other's teeth in."

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The HighExistence Store is ALIVE, & We Made Some Beautiful, Badass Posters For You! :)

Please allow us to tell you a little backstory. The Blog Post That Sparked a Movement 50 Life...

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30 Quotes of Genius to Reupholster Your Perspective

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ― Rudyard Kipling

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The Tao Te Ching & Taoism: A Chill Book, a Chill Philosophy

The Tao Te Ching is a philosophical masterpiece written by Lao Tzu. In this post you'll learn how to use his teachings to life a wise, meaningful life.

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Dominator vs. Partnership Cultures: A Profound Re-Telling of Human History

In this essay you'll learn the troubling history of society's evolving culture — how we ditched our empathetic "partnership" system for one founded on domination, and what hope there is looking...

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8 Books on Zen and Taoism to Liberate Your Mind and Heart

These eight books can help you to liberate yourself from day-to-day drama and the ebb and flow of mental states.

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The Poet Rilke’s Uncommon Wisdom on Love & Relationships

An inquiry into the meaning of love that combines a personal story with a poet's timeless wisdom.

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