• Taller Things Entry 7
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    Entry #7: "The Good Place" and Revisiting the Concept of Heaven – Part 2

    This is Part 2 of the Heaven series. Click here to read Part 1 In the previous post, we’ve discussed the concept of heaven admission; why the good old “keep the goodies in and the baddies out” doesn’t work, and how the admission system could be designed to be more fair for everyone. We’ve really only scratched the surface about the whole heaven discussion. So here’s what I’m gonna cover in this post: why we should believe that heaven exists or at least, why we should behave as if heaven exists (this blog is religion-free so don’t worry about that). Sounds fun? Sure does! After all, what could be more…

  • Taller Things Entry 6
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    Entry #6: "The Good Place" and Revisiting the Concept of Heaven – Part 1

    If you haven’t watched The Good Place, close this tab and watch it now on Netflix! No actually, bookmark this article to read later cause I don’t want to miss a reader who has watched it. This is obviously a *SPOILER ALERT* for those of you who intend to watch it. For those of you who have, you will see the obvious connection the show has with our own morality and ethics (nod to Chidi Anagonye). Among the many nods to philosophy and ethics that the show has, one very interesting thing that the show brought up is on the concept of heaven. It shows that the classic approach of…

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    Entry #5: Does Our Past Determine Who We Are?

    The above line was taken from a philosophy/ self-improvement/ psychology book “The Courage to be Disliked” written by Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi. They uncover the principles of psychologist Alfred Adler in a very easy-to-read manner, laying them bare through conversations of a teacher and his younger disciple. I highly recommend this book if you’re interested in rediscovering a new outlook on life. Through modern psychology and exposure to better self-care methods, we’ve been led to believe that understanding the root cause of our problems will help us come out happier and stronger. Alfred Adler disputed this, as according to him we don’t need to dig into our past if…

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    Entry #3: Viktor Frankl on Our Search for Meaning, and How to Find Ours

    If you’re a book aficionado, you must be somewhat familiar with the name Viktor Frankl, or at least on the book title “Man’s Search for Meaning”. If these don’t ring a bell, here’s a quick summary of the book’s content taken from Wikipedia: Man’s Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describing his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. Wikipedia, as of 2019 Published originally in 1946, this book is divided into 2 main parts; Frankl’s personal experience in…