50 Quotes to Help You Overcome Greed and Materialism

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction. -Erich Fromm He who is greedy is always in want. -Horace I noted that people are happy here in India. When I went back home, people had everything in the materialistic sense and were surrounded with abundance, but they were not happy. -Goldie Hawn But men are so full

Seeing Things From a Dfferent Perspective

I remember the very first time I traveled long haul by plane. The experience of looking down and seeing so many different countries below me, and from such an unfamiliar perspective, made a big impact on me. The details were not discernible, but the structure of the landscape, the rivers and coastlines, were very obvious. Many of our problems exist simply because we have a certain perspective, a certain way

Optimism and Pessimism – Different Views of Reality

Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so. – Shakespeare The master told his disciples that we never see the world as it is, but only see what we want to see. A passer by heard the master and said ‘how absurd! Of course we see the word as it is.’ The master broke some sticks and placed them on the ground, and asked the passer-by to describe


Over the last hundred years, we have made astonishing progress. In the fields of technology, communication, medicine, engineering, and a host of others, our achievements are remarkable. Our ancestors would be amazed if they could see the world today. And yet, despite all this, we have failed to make progress in some other very basic ways. Although we have incredibly powerful communications technology at our disposal, we fail to communicate

40 Must-Read Quotes by Aristotle

This list features’s picks for the best quotes of all time by Aristotle. Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.

The Benefits of Optimism

We all live in the same world. And yet the world each of us experiences is very different – not because things are different on the outside, but because the inner landscape each of us inhabits varies so much from person to person. It has been said that we do not see the world as it is, but as we are – we filter the world through our experiences and


People love to make plans. It is human nature to want to know where we are going. The psychologist Fitzurgh Dodson echoed many other writers when he said, ‘Without goals and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.’ But look back over the course of your life. Did you plan to be where you are now? For most of us, life

25 Quotes That Will Make You Smarter

1. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. -Bruce Lee 2. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. -William Shakespeare 3. Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. -Plato 4. The wise man does at once what the fool

How to Change Your Life – In 3 Steps

Even after having a heart attack, only one in seven patients make any lasting changes concerning their diet and exercise routine, which means the fear of dying doesn’t even have the power to change us. Ninety-five percent of those who lose weight on a diet regain it; a large percentage of those gain even more weight.  Sixty percent of people abandon their New Year’s Resolution within six months. Why is

Becoming More Optimistic

In the last post, I set out some of the reasons for thinking that optimism is a better choice of ‘explanatory style’ than pessimism, and suggested that it is possible to consciously develop a more optimistic way of thinking. Making the transition to greater optimism is really a matter of recognizing three simple truths. Recognize that you are in the habit of thinking negatively We do not see the world