What do you want to want? A short primer on the power of philosophical self-development.

In ethical philosophy, the study of what people should do, there’s this notion of first- and second-order desires. A first-order desire happens when a person wants something, whether explicitly (out loud) or implicitly (by their action): a person wants the pleasure and nutrition from eating a blueberry muffin. A person wants a paycheck. Needs that new first […]

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The protein mist(e)ak(e).

I’m here to talk about one question: Why is the governmental Recommended Daily Allowance for protein so freaking low if you want to build muscle? And why are the following answers so different?   http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/maki1.htm   https://www.verywell.com/protein-how-much-do-you-need-2242226   http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/protein   https://www.bing.com/search?q=How+Much+Protein+to+Build+Muscle&FORM=QSRE1   Background: I fix the diet, then I go to the gym. Every time. […]

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The helper is always there to protect you.

The mentor is always there to guide you toward personal awakenings.

The enduring friend is there for you to trust completely, and would even die for you.

The compassionate friend is there to practice compersion for you, who takes pleasure in your fortune and generally tries to help your public reputation.

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